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Police have issued a warning about a dangerous version of MDMA pills ahead of the Creamfields music festival tomorrow.
Revellers attending one of the UK’s biggest dance festivals in Daresbury, Cheshire, are being urged to take caution over the deadly batch of pills, dubbed ‘Blue Tesla’ due to their resemblance to the Tesla car logo, that could be circulating at the event.
The urgent warning comes after the pill, which is a lethal cocktail of MDMA and cocaine, was linked to two deaths earlier this year.
In a statement Cheshire Police said: ‘We’ve been alerted to dangerous MDMA tablets, which are believed to be responsible for two UK deaths.
Cheshire Police have warned revellers attending the Creamfields music festival in Daresbury, tomorrow about a deadly batch of MDMA pills
‘If you see any like the one pictured below at the event, report it to security. You will never be judged if you/your friend(s) feel unwell so please always seek help if you need it.’
In August, a 21-year-old man died and two others were rushed to hospital after taking a deadly batch of ‘Blue Teslas’ at The Cause nightclub in Tottenham, north-east London.
Following the incident, Superintendent Simon Crick, said: ‘There is no safe way of taking illegal drugs, however the incidents overnight have caused us particular concern.
‘We urge anyone who bought drugs in or around the nightclub to dispose of these substances as soon as possible.
‘An investigation is continuing to establish where these drugs have come from and I encourage anyone with information to contact police.
‘If anyone has taken an illegal substance and becomes unwell then they should seek immediate medical advice.’
And in July, the Bristol nightclub Motion released a warning on its social media pages over the ‘extra strength’ pills following a death in the city and a spate of incidents linked to the drugs.
They said: ‘We are aware of some extra strength pills in Bristol.
The pill, dubbed ‘Blue Tesla due to its resemblance to Tesla’s car logo, is a lethal cocktail of MDMA and cocaine
‘Please be careful wherever you go this weekend – please stay safe and look after each other.’
Meanwhile Christina Gray, Director of Public Health at Bristol City Council, said: ‘We’re becoming increasingly concerned about reports of a potentially lethal batch of drugs circulating in the city.
‘It remains to be seen how widespread the issue is, however the recent hospitalisation of several people and the death of a young person over one weekend, suggests that this is not an isolated incident.
‘Whilst I advise everyone against the use of illegal substances I urge anyone who intends to do so to take extra care and be aware of your friends and the help available to you.’
In August 2019, a 19-year-old from Warrington died following a drug overdose at Creamfields.
Police said the teenager had been seen looking unwell by security staff before he was taken to Warrington district general hospital, where he died.
Creamfields, which was cancelled last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, is due to take place from August 26 – 29 and will this year feature artists including DJ David Guetta, Example and Chase & Status.
Source: Daily Mail