Radio Sandwell News

Legal high warning after baby assault in Northumberland

2013-07-05 23:18:42

Police: "If you are in possession of this
substance do not use it." 

A teenage boy believed to have smoked a legal high has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a baby.

Police said the 16-year-old was thought to have taken a substance called Salvia.

The baby suffered minor injuries when it was grabbed from a buggy and thrown to the ground, in Woodhorn Crescent in Newbiggin, Northumberland.

Another 16-year-old boy is in hospital after smoking the same substance, police said.

The teenager collapsed but is in a stable condition.

Superintendent Mick Paterson said: "Our advice is - just because it says 'legal' on the packet does not mean it is safe. These products are usually made from chemicals that can have a serious effect on your health.

"People appear to be suffering some particularly nasty side effects to this substance, Salvia, and we are concerned that there appears to be a quantity of it circulating in the Ashington area at this time.

"If you are in possession of this substance do not use it - and if you have taken it seek medical assistance at once."


Share this story

Related Stories

News around the web

DR Congo: Kidnapped Britons released

Britons held in DR Congo freed

Student groups with a million members back call for second Brexit referendum

Brexit: UK government to host summit on why other countries should join the EU

Metropolitan Police's facial recognition technology 98% inaccurate, figures show

Missing Joe Tilley found dead in Colombia

Russian embassy in Paris requests info from France on knife attacker's nationality

Nearly half a million 'hidden' young people left without state help to survive and find work, ministers warned

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters as Sajid Javid boasts about sniffer dogs' prowess

Theresa May faces deadlock over Brexit customs rules, after senior politicians attack both proposed options

Image Slider