|Authorities were forced to act after six deaths within 48 hours. A coroner’s investigation is underway into each death. Earlier this year police in Hull, East Yorkshire, also issued a heroin warning - after seven people died in eight weeks.|
Drug deaths in Yorkshire are at an all time high. Government statistics revealed that 297 deaths from drug poisonings were registered in Yorkshire in 2015, a figure up 50 per cent from 195 in 2014. Nationwide, there were 3,674 drug poisoning deaths registered in England and Wales in 2015, the highest since records began in 1993.