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Police are warning people about pink 'Mastercard' ecstasy pills

Three people have been admitted to hospital

  • Dave Turner
  • 2 October 2017

Police have issued a warning to the public after three people fell ill after taking ecstasy pills stamped with the Mastercard logo.

Two men and a woman were taken to Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, with local police saying they had taken the pills which are of similar shape to a number eight.

Detective Inspector Roger Ashcroft of Preston CID said: "I would urge anyone to refrain from taking these tablets - you don’t know what you’re taking and the risk you are putting on your health could be devastating.

“Fortunately it appears that none of the individuals involved were seriously affected by this incident and I want to reassure the public that we are trying to identify the source of the tablets."

A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug, according to ITV.

A warning about pink Mastercard ecstasy pills was also issued last year after a teenager passed away after attending a club night in Manchester.

Read the Lancashire Police report on the incident in Preston here.

This will tell you all about staying safe when taking ecstasy.

Dave Turner Mixmag Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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