A new strain of the drug Spice has been identified and is said to be turning its users into ‘the walking dead’.
A number of recent documentaries have exposed the dangerous effects of the drug, as UK prison inmates have been getting high on the drug.
It has even been highlighted in a storyline in popular soap Emmerdale, where prisoner Aaron Dingle has been taking Spice after being bullied and abused by fellow inmates.
And this week, shocking footage taken on the streets of Manchester showed Spice users ‘freezing’ and even collapsing after taking a new strain of the drug.
There are now concerns the new drug could spread across the country.
But what is Spice and why is it so dangerous?
What is Spice?
The drug is a mixture of herbs and man made chemicals, which can have mind-altering effects.
It is often called a ‘synthetic