Merseyside Police have issued a warning about a batch of ecstasy-type tablets after an 18 year old girl died in Liverpool at the weekend.
It is thought Sophie Lee Balmer may have taken a green Ecstasy tablet known as a 'Rock Star' shortly before she died.
One of the region's leading experts says people who use recreational drugs have no idea what they are taking.
Tim Scott reports:
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