Warning following drugs overdoses

HULL

12 Feb 2020

We are issuing a warning today following a number of drugs overdoses in the Hull city centre area in the last 24 hours.

Superintendent Jenny Bristow said: “Enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances of these incidents. Thankfully none of the overdoses reported to us in the last 24 hours have been fatal.

“We are investigating the possibility that the overdoses are as a result of drug users taking Bensedin tablets (pictured below), commonly known as Fatal or White Vallies, that are believed to have been manufactured outside of the United Kingdom.

“One man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in connection with the overdoses. He remains in our custody whilst our enquiries continue.

“I would urge the public to exercise caution if they come into contact with controlled drugs, seeking medical attention immediately if they experience any unusual symptoms.

“If you have any concerns or information about drug related crime please call our non-emergency 101 line or 999 if it is an emergency.”