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Police issue warning about ecstasy tablets following possible link to death of man in Salford

February 20, 2013, 6:52 pm

Police have issued a warning about ecstasy tablets following the death of Travis Barber.

Travis Barber, 19, was found dead at his home on Light Oaks Road in Salford at about 9.20pm on Sunday 17 February 2013.

A post mortem concluded that whilst the exact cause of death has not been ascertained, his injuries are consistent with accidental trauma.

Further toxicology tests will be carried out to establish the exact cause of death, however it is believed at this stage that ecstasy could be a contributing factor. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the source of these tablets.

Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan said: “This was a tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life and we are continuing to support his family who are understandably devastated.

“Our enquiries have revealed that Travis was last seen alive on Friday 15th February 2013, when he took an ecstasy tablet in the shape of a pink heart.

“At this stage we believe there is a possibility this could have been a factor leading to his death.

“We are very concerned about the use of these and similar drugs and the impact they can have on the user’s health. We would strongly advise any people using or experimenting with such drugs who experience any adverse effects, to seek urgent medical assistance.

“I would urge people not to take illegal drugs as you do not know what is in them. They can contain poisons and illicit chemicals that can have potentially fatal effects.

“If you have any information about controlled drugs or these heart shaped ecstasy tablets, I would ask you to contact police as soon as possible. We will treat the details you supply with the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 6027 or 101.

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