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'Dangerous' drugs found at Kendal Calling

Pink bit-coin ecstasy pills 'double' normal strength Credit: The Loop

Police and drug charities are warning about dangerous double-strength illegal drugs circulating at the Kendal Calling music festival.

The ecstasy tablets are pink in colour with a bit-coin logo on them.

The drug prevention charity The Loop, along with Cumbria Constabulary, has issued an urgent waring to festival goers to avoid taking them.

Analysis has shown that they are up to twice as strong as the average ecstasy tablets and could cause a potential fatal overdose for users.

Anyone who has the drugs at the festival is urged to get rid of them in one of the drug amnesty bins which has been provided.

If anyone has taken the pills and feels unwell, they are urged to seek urgent medical help.

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Idris Elba to DJ at Kendal Calling

Idris Elba DJs at the Oliver Spencer fashion show Credit: PA

Idris Elba is set for the fields of Lowther Deer Park to DJ at this year's Kendal Calling.

The actor, producer, musician, and DJ is best known for playing DCI John Luther in the BBC One series 'Luther'.

His set was announced in the 2018 line-up yesterday.

He joins Basement Jaxx, Gorgon City, and Mista Jam in the festival's Glow Tent.

Kendal Calling 2018: Line-up announced

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