'Green ecstasy' warning issued after South Ribble men hospitalised

Green ecstasy pills
Image caption The ecstasy pills are known as Green Rolexes

Police in Lancashire have warned people "not to experiment' with a new type of ecstasy after two men were hospitalised in Lancashire.

The men were taken to Royal Preston Hospital on 28 June after taking tablets known as Green Rolexes.

Det Ch Insp Neil Ashton said there was a "clear danger" in taking the drugs.

A link between a similar green tablet and eight deaths in Northern Ireland has now been ruled out.

"We are warning people who are looking to buy or who are taking these drugs to consider the significant consequences," he said.

"An investigation is under way to establish the source of these tablets and those who are supplying them [and] we would appeal to anyone with information to come forward."

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