South Yorkshire police issue warning over legal highs

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Police are issuing a serious warning to anyone considering taking legal highs over the bank holiday weekend.

Officers are concerned that as people enjoy the long weekend, people may use legal highs, mistakenly believing that they are safe.

There are serious health risks for anyone taking these drugs, including adverse effects through a physical reaction, or as a result of behaviour changes.

Detective Inspector Sean Bird said: “I have serious concerns that people who take these drugs do not realise that they are not safe.

“Legal highs can carry the same health risks as taking illegal highs and the effects can be unpredictable and dangerous.

“Please do not take risks with your safety.”

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