'Dangerous pills' warning after hospital admissions in Brighton

Two police cars parked back to back along a hospital side road.
Several people were admitted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital Credit: PA

Police are urging people to be aware of potentially dangerous blue pills after several people were taken ill in Brighton.

Officers were made aware of a number of people being admitted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital overnight on Friday (June 19) and in the early hours of Saturday (June 20) showing similar symptoms.

Inspector Lawrence McAndrew said: "We are aware of blue pills circulating in the Brighton area, and we have reason to believe these dangerous tablets may be linked to a number of patients being admitted to hospital.

"We would like to remind everyone of the dangers of taking unknown pills, and to strongly advise anyone to safely dispose of any of these tablets they may have."