Fake drug deaths prompt warning ahead of Knebworth music festival

PUBLISHED: 15:57 01 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 01 August 2013

Festival organisers have warned revellers about fake ecstasy tablets

Festival organisers have warned revellers about fake ecstasy tablets

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DRUG deaths at festivals this summer have prompted a warning ahead of a weekend event in Knebworth this weekend.

A statement from organisers of the Eastern Electrics dance music festival in Knebworth Park has warned about fake ecstasy tablets.

The statement, released today (Thursday), said: “Following tragic deaths at a number of festivals in the UK this summer, there is an important warning about fake ecstasy tablets that have been linked to these fatalities.

“The green pills are commonly stamped with a Rolex crown and often contain the potentially life threatening chemical PMA.”

Organisers of the three-day event, which starts tomorrow (Friday) have said there will be a 24 hour first aid and welfare centre in the main arena.

The statement continued: “Eastern Electrics Festival are working with Herts Police and local authorities to make this a safe, crime-free event.

“You should expect to be searched at the entrance to Eastern Electrics Festival and anyone found with illegal substances or materials will be passed directly to the police.”


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