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Three 12-year-old girls in hospital after taking ecstasy

  • ITV News report by Juliet Bremner

Three 12-year-old girls are in hospital after taking "Teddy" ecstasy tablets in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Police were called to Salford Precinct on Saturday night after reports that a young girl was overdosing, and found two of her friends afterwards.

All three were taken to hospital and are now in a stable condition.

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of being in possession of drugs and are being held for questioning, Greater Manchester Police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Walker said they would be investigating how the children obtained the drugs.

He said: "It is imperative young people understand the implications and avoid taking drugs, to stop any more young people ending up in hospital.

"We will continue to repeat our warnings in the hope that young people will think twice before taking drugs, after seeing the damage they cause to lives."

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