A terrifying new strain of the drug Spice has been described as turning people into “the walking dead”.
The dangerous effects of the drug have been exposed in recent documentaries which showed prisoners high on Spice.
It has even been highlighted in a storyline in popular soap Emmerdale, where prisoner Aaron Dingle took Spice after being bullied and abused by fellow inmates.
And last 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?
Spice is a mix of herbs and man made chemicals with mind-altering effects.
It is often called ‘synthetic marijuana’ or ‘fake weed’ because some of the chemicals in it are similar to ones