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'Dangerous' ecstasy pills warning in Northamptonshire

A handful of ecstasy tablets (stock image) Credit: PA

A 'dangerous' batch of ecstasy tablets is circulating in Northamptonshire.

Police say they've received intelligence that a batch of drugs has made its way to the Daventry area.

They've issued a warning to the public following the deaths of two people at the Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth last week.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said: “We have received intelligence that a bad batch of drugs is currently circulating in the Daventry area.

“The pills in question are Green Heineken ecstasy tablets – drugs that are similar in appearance to those that could have caused the tragic deaths of two young people at a music festival in Portsmouth last weekend.

“While taking drugs always comes with danger and we absolutely do not condone their use, we have a duty to protect people from harm and therefore it is imperative for us to warn drug users about this potential threat to their lives.”