Parents at schools in Hereford have received an email warning them about an incident that occurred at a skate park in the city.
The letter reads:
I wanted to make you aware of some information that a colleague from the Exploitation Team has shared regarding a recent incident at the skate/BMX park off Westfaling Street, Hereford HR4 0JG.
The incident involved two young people requiring hospital treatment after consuming energy drinks that were allegedly given to them without knowing that they contained class A drugs (amphetamines in rock form). Our colleague wanted you to be aware also that this type of substance can be purchased for £7.50, which is very affordable, compared with cannabis, which is currently more expensive.
Of course, it is inevitable that children local to the area have access to the park, however, we are aware that children from other parts of the county access it too, due to its popularity and new course layout, therefore this information needs to be shared more widely than the local community.