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Two heroin users from the Fareham / Gosport and Portsmouth areas have died following the use of what is believed to be a batch of contaminated heroin. A further three people have been hospitalised following serious adverse reactions.
- 36 year-old man died after being taken ill at an address in Almondsbury Road in Paulsgrove and being transported to hospital.
- 39 year-old woman at the same address in Paulsgrove admitted to hospital following severe adverse reaction.
- 40 year-old man in Southsea admitted to hospital following severe adverse reaction
33 year-old man died on after being taken ill the previous day and being transported to hospital in a critical condition.
Woman admitted to hospital in critical condition following severe adverse reaction.
Hampshire Constabulary are investigating a probable relationship between all five incidents. It is believed that all five maybe linked to the same batch of heroin.
This presents a significant and immediate risk to heroin users in the Portsmouth and Hampshire area.
If you think you may have purchased some of this batch do not use it.
If you think you have used this substance you should seek immediate medical assistance.
For further advice and information, please contact:
- Solent NHS Trust Drug & Alcohol Recovery ServiceTel: 023 9268 3371
- Catch 22 (Under 18’s)Tel: 0845 459 9405
- Parent Support Link (Family & Carers)Tel: 023 8039 9764
- Rebound (Family & Carers)Tel: 07939 580167
Hampshire Constabulary and its partner agencies have a duty to protect all members of the public from harm, including those who may be vulnerable and at risk from taking an illegal class A drug.
Anyone who has any information about this batch of heroin can contact
Intelligence Unit, Fratton Police Station
Mini-com: 01962 875000
Tel: 0800 555 111
This drug alert is published by Hampshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team and is based on information provided by Hampshire Constabulary and Solent NHS Trust Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service
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