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Amsterdam drug deaths: fund to bring bodies home reaches £7,000

Bradley Price (left) and Shaun Brotherston died in Amsterdam Image copyright facebook
Image caption Bradley Price (left) and Shaun Brotherston died in Amsterdam

More than £7,000 has been raised to repatriate the bodies of two Plymouth men who died in Amsterdam.

Shaun Brotherston and Bradley Price, both in their twenties, reportedly snorted white heroin believing it was cocaine.

School friend Mark Shellem has now set up a fund-raising website with a target of £9,000 and a deadline of 1 December.

The men were thought to have been celebrating Mr Brotherston's 21st birthday.

Mr Shellem said: "They're two amazing men with amazing personalities to match and it's an awful tragedy.

"To ease the pressure on their family we need to do as much as possible to ensure they're returned to Plymouth."

Image caption Dutch police are looking for a drug dealer on a bicycle who targets foreigners

Dutch authorities have pleaded with tourists to steer clear of street pushers and have distributed warning signs and flyers at hotels.

Amsterdam police say they are looking for a suspected drug dealer described as dark-skinned and about 1.85m (6ft 1in) tall.

He is thought to ride a dark-coloured bicycle and frequents tourist hotspots in central Amsterdam, where he targets foreign visitors.

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