‘Superman’ drug may be available in county, warn police

Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

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Detectives have warned that a dangerous ecstasy pill linked to two deaths may now be available in the Peterborough area.

The ecstasy tablets, which are red, triangular in shape and embossed with an ‘S’, described as the ‘Superman’ logo, are thought to be involved in the deaths of two young men in Ipswich on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.

Now officers say they fear from the information they have received that the tablets may be available in the area around Sawtry, Yaxley and Huntingdon.

Detective Inspector Fran Jones said: “These tablets are thought to contain large doses of paramethoxymethylamphetamine, commonly known as PMMA, and has different effects to the common ecstasy pill, MDMA (methylenedioxymethylamphetamne).

He said: “PMMA can take different times to take effect which often results in users taking more of it, often resulting in serious harm.

“There is no way of knowing what is in any pill, therefore it is safest to steer clear altogether.

He added: “Police forces across the country are doing all they can to reduce the risk of further serious injury or deaths linked to this particular ecstasy pill.

“We do not know how many are still in circulation, so I urge people not to take these drugs and anyone in possession of them to hand them in to police or partner agencies.”

He also said that officers are also looking at potential links to similar deaths elsewhere in the country including in the West Mercia area.

Anyone in possession of the drug is asked to surrender it to police, in person or by calling 101.

In addition, anyone who has any information about the supply of this drug or other illegal drugs call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.