Ecstasy warning following sudden death in Huntingdon today

THE death of a man in Huntingdon this morning (Friday) is being linked to an ecstasy-type pill.

The man, who has not been identified by police but is believed to be in his 20s, died after falling ill at a property in the town shortly before 4am.

It follows the sudden death of man in Peterborough, also in his 20s, yesterday afternoon.

Police believe both deaths, which are not being treated as suspicious, are connected to drug taking. Searches are being carried out at the properties where the deaths occurred and an investigation has been launched into the supply of drugs in the area.

Detective Inspector Jon McAdam said: “While we still have to await the results of further tests to ascertain exactly how these two men died, it appears they may be linked to the use of drugs.

“I would urge people to be extra vigilant and not to take any illegal substances, in particular ecstasy-type pills, because they could have grave consequences. There is no knowing what such pills contain and what effects they may cause.

“If you are offered any such drugs over the long weekend, or have any information about the supply of drugs in Peterborough or Huntingdon, please call police.”

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The warning follows a similar death of a man in Bournemouth on May 21.

CONTACT: Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

• If people have concerns about drug use or need further advice, they can call FRANK in confidence on 0800 776600.