Police issue ecstasy pill warning

A strain of ecstasy with a higher level of MDMA could be in Worthing
A strain of ecstasy with a higher level of MDMA could be in Worthing

ECSTASY pills with a higher level of MDMA in than usual may be in circulation in Worthing.

A number of yellow tablets marked with a ‘UPS’ logo were handed to police officers by door staff at a licensed premises on the weekend of February 7.

The type of tablets found have been linked to a number of people in other parts of the country being hospitalised after taking them.

Sergeant Mandy Symes from the Adur and Worthing Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “While we obviously do not condone the criminal use of this drug, this clearly presents an increased risk to those who purchase and use this drug.”

There have so far been no reports locally of anyone seeking medical help as a result of the drug.

Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.