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Three men arrested over series of drugs-related deaths

Three men have been arrested in connection with a series of drugs-related deaths in Suffolk.

The men, aged 19, 20 and 26, all from Ipswich, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

It follows the deaths of three young men on Christmas Eve and New Year's Day who police believe took a "dangerous batch" of ecstasy.

The death of a fourth man in Telford, Shropshire is also being linked to the drugs.

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'Superman' pills linked to deaths of three men

Police believe the deaths of three men in Suffolk are linked to a "dangerous batch of drugs" which appeared in the Netherlands last month.

The 'superman' pill which is being linked to the deaths of three people in Suffolk. Credit: SWNS

The pills, believed to be red and triangular with an "S" Superman emblem, had a large concentration of PMMA, which acts more slowly than MDMA.

This can encourage people to take more pills as they do not think it is having an effect.

PMMA can cause a high body temperature and an increased heart rate.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said this is the first time they have come across pills matching this description.

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