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Southampton men 'violently ill' after taking pink pills

Two men became violently ill after taking "dangerous" pink tablets, police have said.

The men had been arrested on unrelated matters in Southampton earlier this week when they collapsed in custody and were taken to hospital.

Tests are ongoing to determine what is in the pills and whether the substances are legal or not.

Det Supt Kath Barnes said anyone taking unknown and untested chemicals was potentially putting their life at risk.

She added: "You have no idea what effect they may have and the consequences could be lethal.

"Even if something is legal, it doesn't make it fit for human consumption."

Anyone who comes across the tablets have been asked to contact police.

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