Death of Skegness drug user sparks bad batch heroin warning

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A batch of heroin linked to a number of fatalities in Lincolnshire is believed to have claimed the life of a known drug user in Skegness.

The 33-year-old man died suddenly at a property on Sandbeck Avenue shortly after 5pm yesterday (Thursday).

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and have referred it to the coroner for an inquest.

“The deceased man was a known drug user and his death follows a number of other deaths of drug users in the region in recent weeks,” said a spokesperson.

“Police are advising those who use drugs, such as heroin, to contact substance misuse agencies and charities for support and advice on how to reduce the risks.”

Addaction, the UK’s leading specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity, has offered its services to users and their families.

“We are concerned at reports about a batch of heroin that appeared to be linked to a number of deaths in the region.

“If anyone is concerned about their own or someone else’s drug problem they can contact Addaction Lincolnshire for treatment, guidance and advice on a 24 hour helpline on 0808 131113.”