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Lancaster University statement after students hospitalised

Shortly after 6.30pm yesterday evening police were called to campus following reports that five students had been admitted into Royal Lancaster Infirmary after taking an unknown substance.

The University issued a warning to students. Due to the serious conditions of the students and the fact the substance could not be confirmed as legal, officers attended the university to carry out a search of the students’ rooms.

Two of the students remain in hospital, and three students have since been discharged.

Enquiries are on-going to identify the exact nature of the substance.

– Lancaster university



  1. Victoria Grimes, ITV News

The school where calling the register takes no time at all

Bleasdale Primary in Garstang. Credit: ITV News.

It's the school where class sizes aren't really an issue - that's because Bleasdale Primary, near Garstang in Lancashire, has just seven boys and six girls making it, we believe, Britain's smallest school.

But while it may be small the head teacher says they're all one big happy family.

Our Lancashire reporter Victoria Grimes reports:

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