Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UK Police issue second warning over 'super strength' heroin

Authorities were forced to act after six deaths within 48 hours. A coroner’s investigation is underway into each death. Earlier this year police in Hull, East Yorkshire, also issued a heroin warning - after seven people died in eight weeks.

Drug deaths in Yorkshire are at an all time high. Government statistics revealed that 297 deaths from drug poisonings were registered in Yorkshire in 2015, a figure up 50 per cent from 195 in 2014. Nationwide, there were 3,674 drug poisoning deaths registered in England and Wales in 2015, the highest since records began in 1993.