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Two deaths spark heroin warning

Heroin
Police are keeping an open mind but say the deaths could be drug-related

The sudden deaths of two men in separate incidents in a Berkshire town could be linked to contaminated heroin, police have warned.

Police found the body of a 35-year-old man at an address in west Reading just after midday on Thursday.

A few hours later officers were called to another property in the same road at 1625 BST, where they found a 19-year-old man had died.

Neither death is believed to be suspicious, Thames Valley Police said.

Det Insp Kevin Smith said: "We are investigating two deaths which occurred in west Reading yesterday where drugs may have been a factor.

"It is too early to say definitively whether or not the deaths are connected, but it is unusual for two young men to die in the same road on the same day."

He said police were concerned there could be a "particularly strong or contaminated batch of drugs on the market".



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