Investigation launched after two people die in Cambridge after suspected drug use

Cambridgeshire Police

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POLICE believe the deaths of two people in Cambridge yesterday may be drug related.

A man and a woman, in her 40s, died after collapsing in Chesterton Road shortly after 12pm yesterday.

The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained.

A third person who was taken ill in Cambridge is also thought to have taken drugs.

Det Insp Billy Bremner said: “We are aware that two people have died and a third was taken ill at about the same time. We are in the early stages of investigating these tragic deaths and are keeping an open mind as to the cause.

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“At this stage we can say that the three people involved are believed to have taken drugs in Cambridge shortly before becoming ill.

“We would urge anyone who has any information about the supply of drugs in the city to call police.

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“We would always advise against taking any drug, however if anyone is intending to take drugs we would urge them to ensure that there is someone nearby who can look after them should they fall ill.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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