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Two die taking illicit 'Valium'

A man and a woman died after taking a drug they believed to be Valium, Dorset police have said.

The deaths of the 36-year-old man and the 22-year-old woman in Bournemouth are not directly linked but they had both taken the same illicit drug.

Both victims, who have not been named, died in their sleep after taking the blue tablet with a white powder, a police spokesman said.

They were found dead in separate addresses in the town on Saturday.

Det Ch Insp Kevin Connelly, of Dorset Police, said: "For those people who continue to use illicit drugs, I urge them to seek medical help and support."


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