Video: Red pill bearing ‘Superman’ insignia linked to deaths of three young men in Suffolk
09:14 02 January 2015
Police have issued a description of the type of drugs they believe may be related to three Suffolk deaths in the last week.
Three men in their 20s have died in recent days due to what police believe to be a dangerous batch of drugs.
Officers are currently investigating the deaths and believe they could be the result of taking a red triangle-shaped illegal drug with a Superman sign on it.
Police were alerted at 7.10am today by the East of England Ambulance Service to a man who was found seriously unwell at an address on Chestnut Close, Rendlesham.
The man, who was believed to be in his 20s, received treatment but was pronounced dead at the scene.
At 9.40am today, the ambulance service contacted police with reports that two men were unwell at an address at Provan Court, Ipswich.
Police, ambulance crews and an East Anglian Air Ambulance attended. One man in his early 20s was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to Ipswich Hospital in a life-threatening condition.
On Christmas Eve, a man in his 20s died in what is believed to be another drugs related incident in Ipswich.
Officers were called to an address on Bramford Lane, Ipswich, at 5.25pm where the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chief Inspector Steve Denham said: “As well as it being illegal to sell and buy drugs, it can also be very dangerous as we have sadly seen with these tragic deaths.
“We would urge everyone not to be tempted to take illegal drugs, you don’t know where they have come from, what they are made up of, or how your body will react to them.”
“If you have been offered drugs in the Ipswich area over the past few weeks, in particular ecstasy, we’d urge you to contact us with any information so that we can find those responsible and remove these dangerous drugs from the streets.”
Police believe the deaths may be linked and are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.