POLICE are warning drug users in Leeds to avoid a batch of ‘superman ecstasy’ after it has been linked to the deaths of four people.
The drug, which comes in the form of a red tablet featuring a Superman ‘S’ logo, has been linked to the recent deaths of four people in Suffolk and Shropshire.
There is no specific intelligence to suggest the drugs are being sold in West Yorkshire but police forces across the country are advising drug users of the dangers associated with this particular batch of ecstasy.
Bryan Dent, West Yorkshire Police’s drugs co-ordinator, said: “Provisional forensic tests from the Suffolk investigation indicates the tablets that led to the deaths contained a particularly harmful and dangerous ingredient - PMMA.
“This is more likely than usual to cause harm or even death to anyone taking the drug.
“Users of any drug can never be really sure of the contents of anything they take but with ecstasy, which is a class A drug meaning it’s illegal to possess and supply, the potential health issues are very real and potentially fatal.”
Anyone with information about ecstasy, and in particular any batch with a Superman logo on it, are asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously and in confidence on 0800 555 111.
Alternatively, call the local neighbourhood policing team on 101.