Police issue ecstasy warning after two deaths

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Police have issued a party season warning after two unrelated deaths in the last fortnight involving young men who are believed to have taken ecstasy.

The men were both aged just 21 and are both thought to have taken the drug in the county, although one of them lived in Aylesbury.

Assistant chief constable Jon Boutcher said: “Both deaths are subject to a coroner’s investigation and police inquiries are taking place.

“Results from toxicology and other tests are still awaited, so the cause of these tragic deaths have not been fully ascertained.

“However, we do have indications that they both took the drug MDMA and we want to remind the public of the inherent risks in taking illegal drugs, in particular at this time of year when people are out celebrating before Christmas.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families of these two young men at this very difficult time.”