Urgent warning over batch of super high purity pills in Blackpool

The pill contains higher amounts of MDMA than other versions

 

Blue 'Punisher' pills previously discovered at a music festival
Blue ‘Punisher’ pills previously discovered at a music festival (Image: Parklife)

A warning has been issued by police after reports of a batch of high strength ecstasy pills in Blackpool.

Police received information that high-strength pills known as ‘Punishers’ could now be in circulation.

The pill usually contains higher amounts of MDMA than other types of pills and can cause severe side effects.

A spokesperson for police said: “While no deaths have been reported linked to the drug, in recent years the tablet has led to a number of people falling ill and requiring hospital treatment.

“Our advice would be for users to seek immediate medical attention if they notice any different symptoms or start to feel unwell following taking these tablets.

“Lancashire Constabulary takes a proactive response into tackling the issue of drugs in the county. If you have information about this drug, or any drug-related activity, please come forward and contact us on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”