North East UK news Police continue to quiz three suspects in Newcastle Spice deaths probe MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Northumbria Police arrested 11 people after three men died in the space of 24 hours
Breaking News ! Detectives probing the death of three people believed to have taken the drug Spice are continuing to question three suspected dealers. Police arrested 11 people after three men died in Newcastle in the space of 24 hours this weekend. The Chronicle can now reveal the men were aged 34, 26 and 23 when they passed away. Today two men, aged 27 and and 35, and a 33-year-old woman are still being questioned in police custody. The 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with two of the deaths, while the other two suspects are being held on suspicion of drug offences. A bag of Spice (Image: Jonathan Myers) A 14-year-old boy and a 25-year-old woman have now been released without charge, while six other men arrested on suspicion of drugs offences have been released under investigation. The investigation was launched after the three men died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle between Friday and Saturday last week. All were thought to have taken the synthetic cannabinoid known as Spice.
. A fourth man who was also taken ill over the weekend has now discharged himself from hospital. Police also seized a "haul" of drugs as part of the investigation.
Supt Barrie Joisce, of Northumbria Police, said: “Through our role, unfortunately we often see the devastating and sometimes fatal effects drugs misuse can have on some of the most vulnerable members of society, their families and the wider community as a whole. “Thankfully, through the hard work of our officers, we have now made eleven arrests in relation to this investigation and taken a haul of drugs off the streets. “There may be others who have taken or purchased Spice in recent days and we continue to be concerned for their wellbeing. If anyone has taken Spice then they should seek medical attention at the earliest opportunity. “We will continue to do all we can to keep our communities safe and ensure those who look to exploit others are ultimately brought to justice.”
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