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Man arrested after two women who took 'Golden Monkey' drug become seriously ill

Two women fell seriously ill after taking the drug 'Golden Monkey' over the weekend. Credit: ITV News

One man has been arrested following an incident in which two young women fell seriously ill after taking a drug called ‘Golden Monkey’.

One 19-year-old woman and one 20-year-old woman, both from Weymouth, were taken to hospital after taking the drug which is a form of ecstasy.

Both women were taken seriously ill at Dorset County Hospital but are now in a stable condition.

A 20-year-old Weymouth man has been arrested on suspicion of the supply of ecstasy and is assisting police with enquiries.

Royal Cornwall Hospital remains on black alert

The Royal Cornwall Hospital remains on Black Alert. Credit: ITV News

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is still on black alert four days after declaring the status.

It means patients are being told not to come to casualty unless it's a genuine emergency.

The alert began on Thursday after a spike in admission. 125 ambulances brought patients to the Royal Cornwall Hospital - 30 more than normal.

It's the sixth time this year the Hospital has declared a black alert.

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