Police probe into two drug deaths in Barnsley

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A man and woman found dead in Barnsley this week are both believed to have taken drugs.

The deaths of the 34-year-old woman and 33-year-old man have led to police chiefs issuing a warning about the dangers of drugs in a bid to prevent any more.

Officers were alerted to the discovery of the woman’s body in a property on Genn Lane, Worsbrough, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The man was found collapsed and unconscious at a property on Mount Vernon Road, Worsbrough, the following morning.

He was taken to hospital and was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival.

An investigation, which will look for possible links between the deaths, has been launched.

Superintendent Shelley Hemsley, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Whilst the cause of death has not yet been established, we do believe they were drugs related and we are conducting a number of enquiries in both cases to ascertain the circumstances.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the two people who have sadly died.

“Drugs can have severe consequences and damaging effects and we want to encourage people who may be affected either by the use of drugs, both legal and illegal substances, or have concerns for a loved one who may be affected, to please seek help and advice from health professionals.”

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