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Mephedrone: Five people arrested after six teens hospitalised after taking bubble drug
Incident: Six teens are ill from taking mephedrone, it is suspected six teenagers are in hospital and one is in a critical condition after taking illegal drugs. Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody.
Six of the seven teenagers remained in hospital last night with one in a critical but stable condition. Police believe the teenagers may have taken an illegal substance known as 'bubble'. Just after midnight in the early hours of yesterday morning police were called to an address in Low Fell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, after a 15-year-old boy was found unconscious, reports the Evening Chronicle. He was taken to hospital for treatment. Another teenager from the address was also taken to hospital. The same evening, five more youngsters were treated by paramedics and taken to hospital after becoming unwell in the MetroCentre area.
Bubble, otherwise known as Mephedrone, is a class b illegal drug that can cause harmful side effects to those who take it.
Police are warning anyone about the dangers of taking illegal drugs and urging anyone who may have taken an illegal drug and feels unwell to seek medical advice immediately. Anyone who needs emergency medical attention should call 999.
For further information and advice in relation to drugs visit www.frank.com or www.hiwecanhelp.co.uk