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Police are issuing a warning after a boy was taken to hospital in a critical condition after taking drugs in Sunderland.

At 8:55pm tonight officers received a report from the ambulance service that a teenage boy had been taken to hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to a substance that he had taken.

He was picked up from the Woodhurst Grove area of the city and it is believed he had been taking LSD and NPS with a group of friends in the area.

The 14-year-old boy is currently in hospital in a critical condition and police are urging anyone who might have taken the same substances to get to a hospital and seek medical attention immediately.

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