Blackpool Police are today (Saturday 17th June) conducting investigations after four people in the town had an adverse reaction within a very short time of one another after taking heroin.
The emergency services were called to several separate incidents between 11.03 a.m. and 12.48 p.m. today in central Blackpool.
It is not yet established whether the four incidents are linked but Police are warning heroin users in Blackpool to be vigilant.
Detective Inspector Kirsty Wyatt of Blackpool CID, said, ‘We are currently investigating the source of the heroin and working closely with partners in Health. We would advise anyone to avoid taking illegal drugs.’
She warned, ‘However, if anyone has taken heroin and starts to feel unwell, or experience an unusual reaction, please seek medical help immediately. It is also advisable that users should not inject heroin when alone, so there is assistance should they suffer an adverse reaction.’