Incense smoking warning after Bolton death
- 3 October 2013
- From the section Manchester
Police have warned against smoking herbal incense after a man died.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the cause of the 38-year-old man's death was not known but he had smoked Psyclone incense, which is not meant to be inhaled, shortly before.
Police said the man died shortly after visiting a friend's address in Bolton on Sunday.
The incense is sold legally online but advertised as "not for human consumption".
Detectives said a number of people they had spoken to in their inquiries had admitted to smoking the so-called "legal high".
'Obvious safety message'
Det Sgt Rob Parker, said: "We do not yet know how the man died but we are of course working with the coroner to establish the full circumstances.
"Worryingly, we know the man and others he was with had smoked herbal incense."
He added that faced with what they knew, it was necessary for them to "send out what will appear to most to be extremely obvious safety message".
Mr Parker added: "Put simply, do not smoke herbal incense.
"It is not for direct inhalation and you do not know what effect it will have on your wellbeing."
Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man's death.