– Detective Inspector Michael Sanderson, Bolton North INPT
From the information we have received, we believe both may have taken amphetamine. Although we cannot say that this was the cause of death until toxicology tests are complete, we are concerned that there may be a contaminated batch of drugs in the area.
"If anyone has recently taken drugs and feels ill, I would ask you to go to hospital for a check up.
"I would always advise people not to take drugs as you do not know what it has been mixed with and you are getting what you pay for. They can contain poisons or illicit chemicals that can have fatal effects."
Police are warning drug users of a potentially contaminated batch of drugs after a man and a woman died in Bolton.