Chorley man's death prompts warning about 'bad batch' of drugs which may be in Lancashire
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Officers were called by the ambulance service to a report a man had taken an overdose at an address in Hollinshead Street, Chorley, at around 7pm on Saturday, January 9.
The man, 33, died at the scene. A post-mortem examination has been carried out and police are awaiting the results of toxicology.
A second man, also aged 33, was also treated for an overdose but officers said he has since recovered.
Two men, aged 33 and 31 from Chorley, were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and have been released under investigation.
Police are now warning drug users to be aware in case there is a "strong or bad batch of drugs in circulation".
Det Insp George Binns, of South CID, said: "This is a tragic incident which has resulted in a man losing his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.
"The circumstances of death are still under investigation but this clearly shows the dangers of taking drugs and it may be that there is a particularly potent batch of drugs in circulation so I would warn those who do take drugs to be aware and to seek immediate medical attention if they become unwell after taking drugs."
Anyone with information about this incident has been urged to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1310 of January 9.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.
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