Three schoolboys critical after taking legal highs

The Telegraph is reporting that a police investigation has been launched after three schoolboys almost died after taking so called legal highs.

The teenagers, who were all aged 15, were left in a critical condition after taking the substances last Friday.

They were rushed to hospital where one was said to be in a life threatening condition, but has since improved.

The incident occurred in Salisbury and the boys were understood to have taken the substances in the Queen Elizabeth Gardens area of the city…

Many synthetic cannabinoids… often referred to erroneously as “legal highs”…have been linked to a number of deaths in recent years and next month sweeping new powers will make it an offence to produce or supply substances that can produce any substance that is intended for human consumption and can produce a psychoactive effect…

Police are now investigating where the boys bought the substances and have urged parents to talk to their children about the danger of so called legal highs…

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This seems to be a recurring problem but it’s hard to get a feel on how common it is, and how dangerous the substances are.

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