Warning after deaths of two drug users in Kent

Two men, both thought to be drug users, have died in east Kent this week prompting warnings about the dangers of taking illicit drugs.

One man died in a flat in Westbrook on Wednesday, and the other was found dead at a property in Herne Bay on Monday.

Both deaths are being treated as unexplained until post-mortem examinations have been held.

But Det Insp Nick Greenan said both deaths were thought to be linked to the use of Class A drugs and needles.

'Simple message'

He said: "I want to reach out to the drug-using community with a message of caution.

"Police in east Kent have attended the deaths of two men in the past 48 hours where there is suspected to be a link to the use of Class A drugs and needles.

"The message is simple - do not use illicit drugs. I would say to those who feel they must, please protect yourselves, take extra care about what you take and who you purchase it from."

A 26-year-old man from Broadstairs has been arrested on suspicion of supplying heroin and is being held in police custody.

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