Warning over ‘rogue batch’ of illegal drugs after man’s death


Kirklees POLICE warn of a ‘rogue batch’ of edible cannabis and the dangers of illegal drug use following a suspected drug-related death in Batley, where two other people also suffered a serious illness.

Yesterday officers were called to an address on Bradford Road in Batley where a 40-year-old man was found deceased.

Two other adult men were taken to hospital and are critically ill.

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but police have taken steps to issue a warning to the public about the possibility of a “rogue” batch of drugs circulating in the area.

DI Simon Reddington of the Kirklees District CID said: “We are in the process of establishing what happened here and we cannot rule out that this tragic death and the illness suffered by these men is linked to a possible batch illegal drug thug.”

“This may include so-called cannabis edibles.”

“I urge people to reconsider before using illicit substances – the dangers of drug use are well known and all drugs pose a risk.

“People who take drugs don’t always know what’s in them, what effects they may have, or where they come from.”

Anyone who feels unwell after taking illegal drugs is urged to seek emergency medical attention. In an emergency, call an ambulance by dialing 999.

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