Schoolboys in hospital after taking unprescribed medication in Sunderland

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THREE teenagers are in hospital after taking unprescribed medication.

The three boys aged 14, 15 and 16 years, were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital on the evening of Sunday, May 17, after consuming tablets in a blister pack believed to have been prescribed for Multiple Sclerosis.

Two of them were later transferred to the RVI. All three remain in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

It is believed the tablets had been taken at an unknown location in Sunderland.

Officers are still trying to locate this place and want to ensure that no medication is still left where others could come across it.

Police are keen to trace the remaining medication which may be in the area of Kidd Square and warn anyone who finds the medication to hand it straight in to police.

Extra officers are in the area and anyone with any concerns can speak with them or contact officers on 101.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1197 170515.