Emergency treatment for trio after taking pills at V festival

Three festival-goers suffered “serious side-effects” after taking a drug they thought was ecstasy at V Festival, prompting a police warning, the Press Association has reported.

The blue tablets, known as “Blue Ghost”, have left the three people at the music event near Telford requiring emergency medical treatment. Police have seized a small number of the tablets.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Emergency teams have treated three people who took a blue tablet they believed to be ecstasy at V Festival in Weston Park. All had serious side-effects after taking the tablets and needed urgent medical treatment.

“If you see anything suspicious contact the on-site police or security immediately ... if you have taken any of these tablets. contact emergency teams immediately.”

Anyone with any information about drugs can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or in an emergency 999.