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Seventh person treated in connection with 'Geebs'

A seventh person has been taken to hospital after it's believed they took a potentially deadly party drug.

The legal high called Geebs is sold as alloy wheel cleaner and is illegal to sell for human consumption. A 24 year old man was treated at Liverpool Royal Hospital over the weekend.

Merseyside Police say they were called to can student accommodation in Liverpool city centre on Sunday, following a report of concern for the safety of a man.Emergency services attended a property in Hatton Garden at around 10.15am following a report a man had been found collapsed.

The 24-years-old who is not a student was treated at the the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

It has since transpired that the man is thought to have taken GEEBS, although there is nothing to link this incident to the other recent incidents of people believed to have taken the substance.

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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