[Volteface] | Another "bad batch"?

Last weekend saw both the start of the UK summer festival season and the abrupt end to one of its festivals – forced to close early due to two drug-related deaths and over 15 hospital admissions. Sadly another two young adults have been added to the growing list of festival drug casualties.

This same weekend, further north, a teenager died on a camping trip and in a separate incident, another was hospitalised after a party in a park. What all of these tragedies have in common is that the fatalities involved the reported consumption of pills bought as ecstasy. [Read more]