November 13, 2013 11.43 am This story is over 96 months old

Three fall unconscious in Lincoln after taking legal highs

Dangerous substances: Police are advising residents to stay away from legal highs after three people in Lincoln were found unconscious on the street.

Lincolnshire Police are asking residents to not use so-called “legal highs” after three people in Lincoln were found unconscious on the street after taking such substances.

Just yesterday on November 12, police were called to an incident on Chaplin Street, off lower High Street, at around 10.14am after two men and a woman were found unconscious in the street.

They are believed to have become ill after taking a legal high known as Sensate.

All three were taken to Lincoln County Hospital and one of the men and the woman are being treated for hypothermia.

Lincolnshire Police is working with Trading Standards, Lincolnshire County Council and the NHS to reduce harm due to a spike in this kind of incident.

Officers are warning the public to not take legal highs, which are unregulated, untested and potentially fatal.

According to police across the county, people are becoming ill after taking such substances and there have even been deaths nationally.

In previous incidents this year, teenagers showed violent behaviour while on the drugs.

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