Police flag up legal high dangers after three ‘spice’ users are taken ill

Another house was burgled in Hitchin last night.

Another house was burgled in Hitchin last night. - Credit: Archant

Police have issued a warning about the dangers of taking drugs and so-called ‘legal highs’ after three people were taken ill in the Bedfordshire force area on Friday as a result of taking ‘spice’.

Sgt Jenny Panter said: “Just because something is marketed as ‘legal’, it does not mean it is safe.

“It’s not always clear what ingredients such substances are made up of, or what effect it is likely to have on you as everyone can react differently.

“As the party season swings into full flow, it may be tempting to try something new, but it’s not worth the risk so I’d urge everyone to make the right choice and avoid drugs altogether – legal or otherwise.”

Anyone with concerns about drug dealing in their neighbourhood is urged to report them to police on 101, or by texting 07786 200 011.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you or someone you know would like help and advice about drugs, visit government website www.talktofrank.com or call 0300 123 6600