Rendlesham man killed in rogue ecstasy case is named locally as 20-year-old John Hocking

Suffolk police have provided an image of a tablet similar to those connected to deaths in the county

Suffolk police have provided an image of a tablet similar to those connected to deaths in the county. - Credit: NFI 2014

One of the men killed yesterday in Rendlesham by what police believe to be a batch of rogue ecstasy has been named locally as 20-year-old John Hocking.

He was believed to be a former student at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham and worked as a labourer.

At 7.10am yesterday police were alerted by the East of England Ambulance Service to a man who was found seriously unwell at an address on Chestnut Close, Rendlesham. The man received treatment but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Yesterday, another man in his 20s died and one was taken to hospital in a serious condition in Ipswich.

Officers then also revealed that on Christmas Eve, a man in his 20s died in what is believed to be another drugs related incident in Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

Detectives are linking the incidents to dangerous batch of ecstasy, which comes in the form a triangle-shaped red pill bearing the ‘Superman’ insignia.


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They are now calling for help in tracing the source.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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