Labour MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood Cat Smith is urging students not to take drugs or legal highs.
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.
Five students from Lancaster University have been hospitalised and two of them are critically ill after taking a legal high known as Spice. The drug is apparently similar to cannabis in appearance. The students are being treated at Lancaster infirmary. The University is warning people to be extra vigilant and call 999 if they know someone who's taken it.
Jack Perry, is the editor of the student newspaper and told us he thought it was an 'isolated incident' and that police had been at the scene to check student premises for more of the drug.
Five students from Lancaster University are in hospital and two are critically ill after taking the controversial legal high 'Spice'.
The university tweeted:
Urgent message: Several students have been hospitalised today after taking legal high Spice – please check on friends and call 999 if needed
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