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Warning over blue pills in North Yorkshire

Drug users in the Craven area are being warned about little blue pills which are leading to severe, adverse reactions.

It is not known exactly what the pills are at this stage, and they are currently being analysed to find out what they contain.

“However we do know that they can be extremely harmful and have caused severe reactions in several users. We are therefore warning anyone who has bought or been offered anything similar, not to take them under any circumstances.

“The pills may be passed off as a well known drug to the unsuspecting buyer. If you have any knowledge of these pills, or any other drugs issues please contact the police as soon as possible."

– Inspector Will Scarlett of Craven Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

To pass information to North Yorkshire Police, please call 101. Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Police enquiries are continuing into the recent sudden death of a 24-year-old man from High Bentham including the possibility that his death may be linked to the blue tablets. A man in his late teens from Bentham has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A and B drugs.