Warning after deaths linked to heroin use

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Police have issued a drugs warning as two people have died after taking heroin in Hull.

The latest deaths happened at an address in Midland Street, Hull, on Saturday.

Detectives said today that it comes after an "unusually high" number of deaths linked to drug use in the city in the last fortnight.

And they said while it is not clear if the deaths are linked, early indications suggest they occurred after people took heroin.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Kirby said: “It is not clear whether all these tragic events are directly related, however we can’t rule out the possibility. Until further tests have been carried out we can’t confirm the cause of death in each case, however early indications suggest it may have been after they used heroin.

"To prevent other deaths I would urge drug users to be especially cautious and vigilant. If they experience any unusual symptoms after taking drugs, they should seek medical attention immediately.

”We are working closely with health colleagues at Hull City Council and local drugs services to identify any issues and taking action to reduce the risk to those using drugs across Hull.”

The public are asked to report any information about drug dealing by calling police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.