Illegal drugs warning after teen hospitalised in Northumberland

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News from Northumbria Police

A teenager was taken to hospital yesterday after taking what is believed to be LSD in Northumberland.

The 17-year-old boy was at an address in Saint Matthew Lane in Prudhoe and had taken what is believed to be LSD when he became ill.

He was taken to Wansbeck General Hospital and later transferred to the RVI in Newcastle where his condition is described as critical but stable.

He was with some friends at the time who are also believed to have taken the drugs, but so far they have not suffered ill effects.

Neighbourhood Inspector Pam Bridges said: “We’re carrying out inquiries to establish exactly what has happened and to locate the source of this batch of LSD. However, we want to remind and warn people of the dangers of taking illegal drugs or indeed any drugs that have not been prescribed to them.

“If anyone has taken an illegal substance and becomes unwell they should seek medical advice immediately.

“Those with any information about this drug, including its whereabouts and its source, should contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting reference 736 010517. For further information and advice in relation to drugs, visit