Wiltshire

'Rogue heroin' warning after sudden Salisbury death

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Image caption Wiltshire police suspect the woman may have died after taking 'contaminated' heroin

Police suspect a "rogue batch of contaminated heroin" may have been responsible for the sudden death of a woman in a Wiltshire car park.

The body of the 36-year-old was discovered on Friday evening in Culver Street, Salisbury.

Officers said "there may be a quantity of contaminated heroin" in the city and have issued an 'urgent warning' to drug users to be aware.

The woman has not been formally identified.

DS Guy Williams, of Salisbury CID, said the batch of drugs could "have the potential to lead to further illness or death".

He added: "We would like to reassure the local community we are carrying out a detailed and robust investigation following this death and enquiries will be continuing."

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