Tees

Arrest over Middlesbrough 'high strength' ecstasy pills

'UPS' ecstasy tablets Image copyright Cleveland Police

A teenager has been arrested after six people needed hospital treatment after taking ecstasy tablets at a Teesside bar.

The tablets, which officers said had higher than usual levels of MDMA - the base chemical of ecstasy - were taken at Middlesbrough's Medicine Bar on Saturday.

They all carried a "UPS" logo.

The 17-year-old male, who was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs, has been bailed by police.

Cleveland Police said none of those affected had suffered serious injuries, but added such drugs were "potentially lethal".

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