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Drugs Warning After Heroin User Dies

Drug users are being warned to be on their guard after a woman was found dead in a Hillfields house yesterday.

The 18-year-old, a known heroin user, was discovered at 8am.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out and police are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

DCI John Larkin warned other drug users in the city to be on their guard as there is a possibility that a purer form of heroin is available.

He said:

“We have launched a full investigation but while we are awaiting the results of toxicology tests we would like to warn other users about the dangers of heroin use.

“It may be that this young woman’s death was caused by a purer form of heroin and we would other users to be on their guard.”

He added the drugs paraphernalia was found in the woman’s house, where she lived alone. Her identity his not being released until all her close relatives have been informed.
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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 10 Nov 00
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