3 Teen girls in hospital after taking ecstasy

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Three 12-year-old girls are in a serious condition in hospital after taking ecstasy.  The girls took the so-called teddy tablets in Salford, Greater Manchester, on Saturday; emergency services were called at about 9.50pm.  Greater Manchester police are trying to establish how the children got their hands on the potentially lethal pills and who supplied them.  They have warned other young people to stay away from the party drug, which caused the death of a 22-year-old woman a few weeks ago. Anyone in possession of illegal substances is being urged to hand them in to police, chemists or medical practitioners.  DCI Chris Walker said: “Sadly, three more young people, who are only 12 years old, have taken ecstasy and ended up in hospital. The girls took a type of ecstasy described as teddy tablets.   The stories you need to read, in one handy email  Read more “It is imperative young people understand the implications and avoid taking drugs, to stop any more young people ending up in hospital. We will continue to repeat our warnings in the hope that young people will think twice before taking drugs, after seeing the damage they cause to lives.  “People taking these drugs don’t know what they contain or what effect they will have. It’s not worth the risk of ending up in hospital or even suffering fatal consequences. Police will now be investigating how the girls got hold of these class A drugs and who supplied them.  “Let this be a warning to anyone supplying class A drugs to young people, and in this case children, you are ruining lives. We will catch you and the full force of the law will be brought down on you.”  Anyone with information about where this drug may have come from is asked to contact police on 101 as soon as possible, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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