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Drugs warning ahead of Boardmasters festival

Boardmasters festival takes place in August. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Organisers of Cornwall's Boardmasters festival have issued a warning that drug use will not be tolerated.

The team behind the Newquay event, which runs from 8 to 12 August, say they are working closely with the police to ensure everyone stays safe.

The statement follows the recent deaths of two teenage girls in Devon and Cornwall which have been linked to ecstasy tablets.

Boardmasters entertains thousands on Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay in Cornwall in August. Credit: PA

A spokesman said: "As with anywhere in the UK, it is illegal to buy, sell or take drugs at Boardmasters. All drugs are potentially dangerous including new psychoactive substances (previously known as legal highs); there are no harmless drugs.

"Boardmasters festival organisers work closely with the local police authorities and other agencies to put procedures and proactive security measures in place to ensure the event maintains an enjoyable and secure environment for all its customers."

The festival team will be sharing safety messages across social media in the build-up to the event, with amnesty points set up where people can dispose of any drugs.

Anyone found in possession of drugs will be refused entry.

Drugs charity issues warning after death of teenage girl

Drugs charity Addaction has issued a stark warning about a drug called 'DUPLO'. Credit: Sid Willett

Drugs charity Addaction has issued a stark warning about a drug with the name 'DUPLO' after it claimed the life of 1 teenager and hospitalised 3 others during the weekend of 7/8 July.

15-year-old Shakira Pellow, from Camborne, is believed to have died after taking 'DUPLO' and then suffering a heart attack.

If people come into contact with the tablets (pictured above), the charity is urging them to hand them to Police so that they can be disposed of in a safe manner.

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Police search for missing Wadebridge man

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing man Darren Haydon. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing man Darren Haydon.

Darren is from Wadebridge but is believed to have most recently been in Bude when he went missing.

Darren is 45-years-old and is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, short hair, curly full beard and wearing light blue jeans and a white woollen hoody.

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