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Police warn over contaminated cocaine after two men die in Edgware and Friern Barnet
Police have issued a warning that contaminated crack cocaine could be circulating in Barnet after two men have died.
A 26-year-old man died in Edgware shortly after he is believed to have taken crack cocaine on Sunday.
A similar incident was recorded in Friern Barnet today when a 48-year-old man, who is thought to have been a user of crack cocaine, died suddenly of suspected cardiac arrest.
Toxicology reports will be carried out to ascertain the exact causes of death.
Chief Superintendant Adrian Usher, borough commander of Barnet police said: "We would ask drug users to be very careful and strongly advise anyone who has recently bought crack cocaine to dispose of it immediately and seek immediate medical attention if they become unwell.
“Anyone with information that might stop these drugs harming any other person can phone Barnet police on 101 and ask to speak to DC Mike Paton or ring Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."