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Three more men treated after apparently taking banned 'wheel cleaner' drug

Merseyside Police say three more people have been taken to hospital after apparently taking a substance known as GEEBS.

Emergency services were called to student accommodation at Hatton Garden in Liverpool on Monday. Two men, both aged 20, from the Liverpool and Crewe areas, were taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and later discharged.

A third man, aged 19 years, from North Wales was also taken to the hospital. He has also now been discharged.

A 20-year-old man from the Liverpool area has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.

Thankfully these men have not suffered serious effects, however I would like to re-iterate my warning to students and young people that if taken, GEEBS, which is actually a chemical used to clean alloy wheels, can have serious side effects and can kill, even in small doses.''

– Detective Superintendent Chris Green, Merseyside Police

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Mum from Manchester speaks about hopes for medical marijuana

A mum from Manchester wants to send her son to Colorado for treatment with medical marijuana.

Deborah Davies's son Nevan has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Cannabis oil has been used to treat children with similar conditions in the United States.

To find out more about Nevan's condition and the use of medical marijuana, head to legstoamerica.com.

Family's medical marijuana hope

Nevan Davies has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Credit: LegsToAmerica

A desperate family from Chorlton are hoping medical marijuana will save their child's life.

Nevan Davies has a severe form of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. He has up to 300 seizures a day and has to wear a helmet.

After years of researching possible cures his parents stumbled across the controversial cannabis treatment online.They're now fundraising to travel to Colorado, the first US state to legalise cannabis for recreational use, in the hope the drug will be a miracle cure.

Fugitive Drugs baron arrested

Arrested: Lee Willis Credit: police

One of Britain's most wanted men has been arrested in Bolton after 9 months on the run in Europe. Lee Willis who's 30 and from Ashton-under-Lyne fled to Spain last year after admitting drugs possession. He was arrested along with a 26-year-old woman whilst driving in Bolton.

He had been due to be sentenced in July 2013. He'll appear in court later this month.

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