Police warn over triple-strength 'Punisher' Ecstasy pills as man, 19, is found ...

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The sudden death of a 19-year-old man has led to a police warning over the dangers of a triple-strength blue ecstasy pill known as the 'punisher'.   

Harley Girven, also known as Harley Mason, was found dead by police at his flat in Pomona Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, on Saturday.

In a separate case, warnings were also issued after five teenage boys were taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire after taking a batch of super-strength ecstasy known as 'Mandy'.  

The sudden death of a 19-year-old man has led to a police warning over the dangers of a triple-strength blue ecstasy pill known as the 'punisher'

Harley Girven, also known as Harley Mason, was found dead by police at his flat in Pomona Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, on Saturday

The sudden death of a 19-year-old man has led to a police warning over the dangers of a triple-strength blue ecstasy pill known as the 'punisher'. Harley Girven, also known as Harley Mason, was found dead by police at his flat in Pomona Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, on Saturday

Although Hampshire Police said the death of Mr Girven - a wheelchair user - was unexplained, they issued a stark warning about the dangers of the 'punisher' pill.    

A spokesman said: 'As a consequence of the teenager's death, police are reminding people of the dangers of taking illegal drugs and in particular a blue triangular ecstasy/MDMA tablet known as 'punisher', which is known to be around three times stronger than other ecstasy tablets.'

The spokesman continued: 'Two other people who were in the flat when police and ambulance staff arrived were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs.

Although Hampshire Police said the death of Mr Girven - a wheelchair user - was unexplained, they issued a stark warning about the dangers of the 'punisher' pill. Above: Police at Mr Girven's flat in Pomona Road, Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight

Although Hampshire Police said the death of Mr Girven - a wheelchair user - was unexplained, they issued a stark warning about the dangers of the 'punisher' pill. Above: Police at Mr Girven's flat in Pomona Road, Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight 

'They are a 16-year-old girl from East Cowes and a 17-year-old boy from Newport.

'They have since been released

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