Man arrested after a number of kids were hospitalised from taking drugs

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A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply after a number of children were hospitalised from taking drugs.

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 Between December 2016 and July 2017, officers received a number of reports of children being offered drugs or being admitted to hospital after taking drugs which included a 14-year-old boy in Timperley in December last year.

 All of the reports had similar circumstances with children being approached by a man with Class A, B and C drugs, across the Manchester and Trafford areas.

 Some of the children were hospitalised but all have since made a full recovery.

 An investigation was launched and on July 21, officers executed two warrants in Northenden, recovering ecstasy, cannabis, cocaine and benzodiazepine as well as several phones and cash.

 A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and has since been released under investigation pending further enquires.

 Police Constable Jamie Milligan of GMP’s City of Manchester Team said: “We are determined to eradicate the abuse of drugs within our community and will crack down on those who think it is acceptable to supply drugs, especially when it involves children.

 “If anyone has any information about this investigation or any concerns about the supply of drugs in their area, I would urge you to contact us.

 “We will work with you and treat your information with the strictest of confidence but need you to make that call.”

 Anyone with information about criminality in their area should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 0374 of 21/07/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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