Suspected unsafe legal highs seized

PUBLISHED: 12:04 04 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:04 04 June 2015

Legal highs are on the rise (Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary).

Legal highs are on the rise (Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary).

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AROUND 1,500 packets of so-called ‘legal highs’ were seized from a shop in Weston-super-Mare as part of an on-going criminal investigation.

North Somerset Council’s Trading Standards team worked with Avon and Somerset Constabulary to seize the packets, which were believed to be unsafe, yesterday (Wednesday).

A council spokesman said: “North Somerset Council has become increasingly concerned about the sale of these products following a number of incidents in Weston which have indicated that these items can cause serious harm.”

The council previously asked for anyone who suffered any adverse effects to contact them.

The Government has announced plans for a ban on any substance intended for human consumption which is capable of producing a psychoactive effect.

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