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Catherine Kelly MLA expresses concerns following suspected drug-related deaths

Published: 21 August, 2017

Sinn Féin MLA Catherine Kelly has warned of the dangers of illegal drugs after several suspected drug-related deaths over the weekend.

The Sinn Féin Children and Young People spokesperson said;

"These deaths are an absolute tragedy for the family and friends of these young people. Our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult time.

"News of three suspected drug-related deaths over the weekend is deeply worrying.

"The fact that these deaths involved a 19-year-old woman and two young men makes it all the more tragic.

"I would appeal to anyone not to take illegal drugs or anything they are unsure about. And if anyone has taken anything, or becomes concerned about a friend who has taken something, they should seek medical help immediately.

"Anyone with any information on the sale or supply of illegal drugs in our communities should contact the PSNI."