Heroin related deaths in Yorkshire

There has been recent reports that two men have died in what are thought to be drugs-related incidents as West Yorkshire Police issued a warning to drugs users.

A 36-year-old man in Leeds and a 27-year-old man in Normanton both died on Saturday 15th April. This is in addition to three men and a woman being found dead at separate addresses in South Yorkshire on Good Friday. Bringing the total to five deaths in two days.

In the latest incident, officers found a man’s body at a property in Compton View, Leeds, at about 08:20 BST on Saturday.

None of the deaths are being treated as suspicious, said detectives.

Det Ch Insp Jim Dunkerley, said: “We do believe these deaths are Class A drugs-related.”

Class A drugs include heroin, cocaine (including crack), methadone, ecstasy (MDMA), LSD, and magic mushrooms.

The force said it was aware of warnings issued by other police forces about unusually strong heroin or derivates possibly in circulation.

“It seems prudent to issue a warning now to local drugs users”, said Det Ch Insp Dunkerley.

UKAFN has developed a poster for nurses and paramedics to share with drug users they have contact with. Aiming to reduce the potential for harm. Click here for a PDF copy, or click the image for a JPEG.

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