– Superintendent Mick Paterson, Northumberland Police
Our advice is - just because it says 'legal' on the packet does not mean it is safe. These products are usually made from chemicals that can have a serious effect on your health.
People appear to be suffering some particularly nasty side effects to this substance, Salvia, and we are concerned that there appears to be a quantity of it circulating in the Ashington area at this time.
If you are in possession of this substance do not use it - and if you have taken it seek medical assistance at once.
A baby has been allegedly grabbed and thrown from its pram by a teenager suspected of taking a legal high called Salvia. The alleged assault happened this afternoon in Newbiggin, Northumberland.
The baby's mother saw someone looking distressed and tried to talk to him, at which point he grabbed the baby. The child suffered minor injuries.