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Police issue warning about dangerous 'MasterCard' ecstasy pills

A girl died after reportedly taking the drug at a Bank Holiday event in Manchester

  • Dave Turner
  • 2 May 2016
Police issue warning about dangerous 'MasterCard' ecstasy pills

Police have warned people about 'MasterCard' ecstasy pills after the death of a teenage girl in the early hours of this morning.

According to reports, the girl fell ill at a Don't Let Daddy Know event at the Victoria Warehouse in Trafford, Greater Manchester. Police are believed to have arrived at the venue at around 5am this morning, before she passed away in hospital.

The pink pill, which can be seen above, is shaped similarly to a number eight, with the MasterCard logo pressed on the front.

Greater Manchester Police say it's "very unlikely" the girl is the only one to have taken the drug, therefore asking anyone who has done to have a health check-up.

Detective Inspector Helen Bell said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have taken this form of ecstasy, known as ‘MasterCard’, to get checked out urgently. Even if you took it some hours ago, this pill will still be in your system and could be seriously harming your health.

“This is a tragic situation – the death of a young person is always devastating – but in these circumstances, it is all the more heartbreaking. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time."

[Via: the Guardian]

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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