This horrifying footage shows how a new strain of the drug Spice is turning Manchester’s homeless people into ‘the walking dead’.
It appears to ‘freeze’ those who smoke it leaving them standing or squatting like statues. In some cases they then they keel over onto their faces.
Over the last week there has been a surge in emergency ambulance call outs to people in the city centre who have ‘frozen’ and then collapsed after taking Spice.
Within minutes of the MEN walking down Tib Street on Sunday we found a man who friends said had been affected by the drug. He appeared to be unconscious yet was standing.
When he came round he confirmed he was a Spice user and said “I have used it for about two years. It’s cheap in bundles and they are going for daft prices.
“Heroin users are saying it’s the worst stuff going. It’s dangerous.”