Lancashire

Arrests over 'ecstasy pills' sickness in Preston

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Image caption Police arrested two people on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug

Three people needed emergency treatment after taking suspected ecstasy tablets, police said.

Officers were called at about 01:00 BST to reports of a concern for safety and found the group on Fylde Road, Preston.

Two men and a woman were taken to hospital after they were believed to have taken pink pills marked with a Mastercard logo. They have since been discharged.

Police arrested two people on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.

A man, aged 20 from Darwen and a 19-year-old woman from Crewe, Cheshire, remain in custody for questioning.

Lancashire Police has appealed for information and has urged people not to take the pills.

Det Insp Roger Ashcroft said: "Fortunately it appears that none of the individuals involved were seriously affected by this incident and I want to reassure the public that we are trying to identify the source of the tablets."

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