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Man arrested after teenagers bought drugs in skatepark on Halloween and fell ill

PUBLISHED: 15:16 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:16 02 November 2017

A man has been arrested.

A man has been arrested.

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A man has been arrested after two 14-year-olds fell ill after buying a prescription drug in a North Somerset skatepark.

The boy and girl are believed to have bought the drug Xanax at Nailsea Skatepark on Tuesday night.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a class C drug, possession of a class B drug, and possession with intent to supply a class A drug.

Both teenagers fell ill after taking the drugs, and were taken to hospital as a precaution. They are both recovering well.

Chief Inspector Leanne Pook said: “The early phone call to us about this incident enabled our officers to act swiftly and they were able to make an arrest and ensure no further harm was caused to young people in the Nailsea area.

“This rapid and multi-agency response sends a clear message about our zero-tolerance approach to anyone who targets young people in this way.

“Using a prescription drug for recreation purposes is extremely dangerous.

“We’re continuing to liaise with local schools and the local authority following this issue and we’d advise parents to speak to their children about the risk of taking these drugs.”

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