Drug deaths very concerning - Flynn
Sinn Féin MLA Orlaithí Flynn has said news of ten drugs deaths in the greater Belfast area in recent weeks is shocking and very concerning.
The West Belfast MLA said:
"News that ten people have died as a result of drug abuse in the greater Belfast area over the Christmas period is shocking and very concerning.
"My thoughts are with all of those touched by these deaths and their families.
"It is a stark reminder of the dangers of the abuse of drugs in our society.
"I would appeal to anyone who is concerned about their own drug use or that of others and those worried they may have come into contact with any harmful substances to seek medical advice immediately and contact the many groups who are doing valued work combating the scourge of drug abuse."