Tyne & Wear

Warning over contaminated heroin in Gateshead

Drug users on Tyneside have been warned over what police have described as "even more dangerous" heroin.

It follows the hospital admission of up to five people who were suffering the effects of what is believed to be a contaminated batch.

The drug appears to be in circulation in the Gateshead area, and possibly also in Newcastle.

Northumbria Police said taking it could have even more harmful effects than usual, and appealed for information.

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