THE PSNI has issued a warning over a lethal batch of Ecstasy tablets which left one man dead and four in hospital.
Detectives believe the men were at a house party in west Belfast when they took the yellow Ecstasy tablet known as “speckled Rolex”.
All five were at a house in Twinbrook’s Thornhill Court when paramedics received an emergency call around 7.30 pm on Friday evening.
It is understood the man died at the scene and the other four were rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast to treatment.
Police believe the men had consumed a number of the speckled Rolex tablets claiming the life of one man.
His remains have been taken to the mortuary in Belfast where a post mortem examination is expected to be carried out to determine the cause of death.
The PSNI has anyone who has the ‘speckled Rolex’ tablets to dispose of them safely.
Sources said it was unlikely the ‘speckled Rolex’ tablets were confined to the Twinbrook area.
“There will be more than Twinbrook though and for what? A few pounds in a dealer’s pocket.
“They are the lowest form of life and now a family has lost a loved one,” added the source.
In the summer, there was a spate of deaths of linked to another Ecstasy batch called the ‘Green Rolex’ in the Greater Belfast area and also in the north west of the province.