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Barrow MP hands over legal highs worth £200 to police

BARROW and Furness MP John Woodcock handed legal highs worth £200 to police after receiving them from a concerned mum whose son had bought them online with her bank card.

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Mr Woodcock was contacted by the concerned mum on Tuesday through Facebook and she later handed them to the Labour MP. He then arranged for police to collect the drugs from his home last night.

Mr Woodcock said: “It was a few days ago a mum contacted me on Facebook to say she had the legal highs which her son had bought online using her bank card.

“She contacted me because she didn’t know what to do with them and wanted to raise awarness to children and parents.

“I contacted the police and two officers came to my house last night to take the drugs away to be tested.”

Officers will now test the substances.

He added: “It’s alarming both as an MP and as a parent how easy they can be bought and how dangerous they could be.

“Some legal highs can be significantly more harmful than class A drugs.

“We need to do more to protect our young people. Sometimes we hear the word legal and we think it means safe, but that can be far from the truth.”

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