Kent

Pair arrested over death of man in Herne Bay

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug following the death of a 44-year-old man in Kent.

Kent Police said the man, who was found unconscious at a house in Herne Bay, may have been given the prescription painkiller morphine sulphate.

He was taken to Kent and Canterbury Hospital on Saturday and later died.

Two local men, aged 35 and 37, were arrested on Wednesday and released on bail until 11 May.

Det Sgt Neil Martin said: "It appears that the man may have been given a 100g tablet of morphine sulphate and we are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"As a precaution we are warning people not to take any pills they are offered, as all drugs - whether legal or not - can cause potential harm."

The morphine sulphate tablets were described as being small and grey and with the initials NAPP on one side and 100mg on the other.

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