Women fall ill after taking 'Lego' pills in Manchester

Lego drug Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption The women fell ill after taking a form of ecstasy known as Lego

Two women were taken to hospital after taking ecstasy at a Manchester nightclub, prompting a police warning over a batch of the drug known as Lego.

The women, both aged 21, fell unconscious at a club in Princess Street at 01:30 BST.

They admitted they had taken the distinctive tablet, which police said was "in the shape of a Lego brick".

The women later regained consciousness and were taken to hospital, Greater Manchester Police said.

One has since been discharged while the other remains on a ward under observation.

Det Insp Brian Morley said: "These women are very lucky. I'm happy to be saying they should make a full recovery, but the reality is, I could easily have been giving my condolences to their families instead."

Seventeen-year-old Faye Allen died after taking so-called "Mastercard" ecstasy in Trafford last week.

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