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Suspected drugs related death in Co Tyrone town

A man has died suddenly in a suspected drugs related death in the Cookstown area.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said paramedics were called to a property in Coolnafranky Park in the town just after 1pm on Saturday after reports of an unconscious man.

The spokesman said: "We despatched an A&E crew to the scene. No patients were taken to hospital from the scene."

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Police attended the scene of the sudden death of a man in the Coolnafranky Park area of Cookstown on Saturday 9th June.

"A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time."

Mid Ulster SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone, posting on Facebook, said:  "Another drug-related death in Cookstown area and my sincerest sympathies to the family.

"But young people especially, my advice is please, please stay clear of drugs. Anyone who sees drug-pushing, contact the PSNI."

Serious concerns about the use of drugs in the Cookstown area have previously been expressed, after 34-year-old Mark Hay from Moneymore died two weeks ago following taking an unknown substance.

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