Monday 26 June 2017

18-year-old dies in Jersey after taking 'strong' ecstasy

Monday 19 June 2017

18-year-old dies in Jersey after taking 'strong' ecstasy

Jersey Police have released the name of an 18-year-old man who died in hospital this weekend after taking a particular type of ecstasy tablets which they believe have been circulating in the island.

They say that Kyle Pringle, who lived in St Helier, died just before 06:30 on Saturday, and while they are still waiting for further medical reports, they believe the IKEA ecstasy tablets were to blame.

Police have arrested three people in connection with the death, and seized a "quantity" of the "IKEA" branded tablets.

Kyle pringle ecstasy death

Pictured: 18-year-old Kyle Pringle, who lost his life after taking one of the fatal 'Ikea' ecstasy pills.

They have also also repeated a public health warning originally issued over the weekend:

"We strongly advise members of the public not to take these tablets in the interests of their health. Anyone who does take the tablets and becomes unwell are urged to seek medication attention through their GP or in an emergency, attend at the Accident & Emergency Department."

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