Green Pill of Death with Rolls Royce and Adidas logos claim a ninth victim

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A ninth music lover has been rushed to hospital after taking drugs at an outdoor festival.

Police believe the 20 year old woman is the latest victim of a batch of rogue tablets which have claimed the life of a teenager.

Christian Pay, 18, died from suspected substance abuse at the four-day festival.

Nine others have needed hospital treatment after swallowing the deadly pills, which are believed to have been stamped with the Rolls Royce and Adidas logos. 

The latest victim from Lancaster, is in a serious but stable condition at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary.

Experts are investigating batches of green tablets with white flecks, blue ones with Adidas logos, yellow powder believed to be MDMA, and an orange oval tablet with a Rolls-Royce logo.

Four people arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply have been released on police bail.

And officers have urged any festival-goers still possessing drugs bought at the event not to take them.

An 18-year-old man from Carlisle and a man, 34, from Manchester, who were admitted on Saturday have been discharged from the hospital.

A 29-year-old Manchester man who was critical is now said to be serious but stable.

Two people who were admitted on Friday - a man, 19, from Millom, Cumbria, and a woman, 29, from Bolton - are both still in a serious but stable condition.

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Another three people taken ill over the course of the festival from suspected substance abuse have been discharged.

Tragic teenager Christian Pay, of Millom, was taken ill early on Friday morning.

Chief Inspector Mairi Stamper said: “Despite strong warnings being issued about the risks associated with taking drugs, there are still some people risking their health by taking substances.”

A spokesman for the festival said organisers were “deeply saddened” by Mr Pay’s death.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and we are doing everything possible to support the police,” he said.

Scott Blair - UK News
By Scott Blair - UK News 03/08/2015 13:44:00