Ecstasy Warning After Salford Teen Death

21 February 2013, 09:13

Police are issuing a warning about ecstasy after the death of a teenager in Salford.

19 year old Travis Barber was found dead at his home on Light Oaks Road in Salford on Sunday evening.

Tests haven't been able to show how he died but his injuries were 'consistent with accidental trauma'.

Police believe a pink heart-shaped ecstasy tablet taken by Travis may have contributed to his death.

Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan said: "This was a tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life and we are continuing to support his family who are understandably devastated.

"Our enquiries have revealed that Travis was last seen alive on Friday 15th February 2013, when he took an ecstasy tablet in the shape of a pink heart.

"At this stage we believe there is a possibility this could have been a factor leading to his death.

"We are very concerned about the use of these and similar drugs and the impact they can have on the user's health.

"We would strongly advise any people using or experimenting with such drugs who experience any adverse effects, to seek urgent medical assistance.

"I would urge people not to take illegal drugs as you do not know what is in them. They can contain poisons and illicit chemicals that can have potentially fatal effects.

"If you have any information about controlled drugs or these heart shaped ecstasy tablets, I would ask you to contact police as soon as possible. We will treat the details you supply with the strictest of confidence."

Meanwhile Travis's mum, Louise, has paid the following tribute:

" Travis was a beautiful boy in every way. He was kind and considerate and loved his personal training and keeping fit.

"Travis loved music and playing the guitar and he was a wonderful son who was very much loved by his family, who are all devastated by his death." 

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