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Legal highs: bad reporting follows the death of a teenager in Bexley

The Star has news of a “Legal high alert as teen dies after ‘inhaling hippy crack at party'”.

Reporting on legal highs has been frenzied. Will the Star stick to the facts and provide a direct link between the nitrous oxide and the tragedy?

Cops said the 18-year-old was believed to have been drinking and taking legal high nitrous oxide at the bash in Bexley, south-east London

We don’t know, then, if the teenager died from the so-called hippy crack. All we know is they he died.

The Metropolitan Police say:

“Next of kin have been notified. A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained pending the findings of the post-mortem.”

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Posted: 26th, July 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment

Bolton man who smoked legal high and might have taken other drugs and booze dies

350aa-2TGREATER Manchester Police says a “herbal incense” called Psyclone might be dangerous. They need to tell us this because a 38-year-old man died not long after smoking it at his friend’s home in Bolton.

Only, the man’s cause of death. But Greater Manchester Police ‘s Detective Sergeant Rob Parker says:

“We do not yet know how the man died but we are of course working with the coroner to establish the full circumstances. Worryingly we know the man and others he was with had smoked herbal incense. The sole purpose is to use it as a legal high and faced with what we know we feel it is incumbent upon us to send out what will appear to most to be an extremely obvious safety message. Put simply, do not smoke herbal incense. It is not for direct inhalation and you do not know what effect it will have on your well-being.”

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Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment