'Bad batch' of heroin kills woman

Last updated 02:08 26/01/2013

Relevant offers

World

Mexican mayor accused of student attack Canada shooting suspect Islam convert Australian pilots pay fine for Indonesian flight Slain soldier posted photo days before death US-led air strikes killed 553 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria - monitor MH370: Indonesia on lookout for wreckage Canadian PM condemns 'despicable attacks' Wife ordered hit on husband in Bali Slain Canadian soldier had unloaded weapon Terror suspect 'may appear in latest video' with Sydney teen

A woman has died and a number of other people have been hospitalised in Sydney as a result of a "bad batch" of heroin, police say.

In a statement, police said a 50-year old woman died at Liverpool hospital yesterday after overdosing on what they described as a "bad batch" of the drug.

Police said numerous other people in the city's southwest were hospitalised after overdosing on the dodgy heroin.

Inspector Greg Tetley from Liverpool police station said he believed the "particular batch is causing people to unwillingly overdose".

"It's important we get the message out to the community in order to prevent any further harm," he said in a statement.

"If you are unsure or concerned, I'd urge you to seek medical treatment."

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content