Women taken to hospital after 'MDMA ingestion' on a night out in Sheffield

Police believe the women took MDMA. Picture: PA
Police believe the women took MDMA. Picture: PA
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Two women have been taken to hospital after 'suspected MDMA ingestion' in Sheffield.

The women, aged 20 and 22-years-old, are reported to have been on separate nights out in the city centre when they became ill in the Glossop Road area at around 5.50am today.

Their condition remains critical and their families have been informed. Officers do not think the incidents are linked.

Two separate arrests have been made in connection to the incidents. A 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have both been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled substance.

Detective Sergeant Andy Shields said: “We do not believe the two incidents are linked at this time, however various lines of enquiry are being followed up to ascertain the exact circumstances, and determine if the substance ingested was MDMA, and if this is what caused the women to become ill.

“I would encourage people to please be aware of the dangers, both legal and illegal drugs can pose, as they can have devastating effects not only on the individual, but on their family, friends and loved ones.”

Any information, call police on 101 quoting incident number 103 of June 7, 2017.