GREEN DRUG ALERT – 11th of Sep 2020

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GREEN DRUG ALERT – For Information


Date:  11th of Sep 2020
Location of Incident: London
Drug of concern: Heroin (green or pink tinged)
Identified risk: Linked to recent hospitalisations and deaths
Source of information: Metropolitan Police
Alert instigated by: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Public Health Team


Dear all,

Police sources in London have made other forces aware that there is some green or pink tinged heroin in circulation in London. In the Boroughs of Camden and Islington 6 people have overdosed and there have been 3 fatalities. Nothing further known at this time.

Concerns as London drug dealers are known to operate in Cambridgeshire.

Please ensure that harm reduction messages are robust and shared with all drug users.

Please urge service users to share information with services and their peers, and report any concerns as soon as possible.

If they are feeling unwell and suspect they have used one or more of the substances referred to in this alert message, please call an ambulance immediately.

If Naloxone kits are required in Peterborough call Aspire on 0800 111 4354 or 01733 895 624

If Naloxone kits are required in Cambridgeshire call CGL on 0300 555 01 01

Thank you for your assistance in preventing further fatalities or harm.

If you have any further queries, please contact Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Public Health Team on 01223 703259

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