Footage shows people frozen in position after apparently taking drug Spice
It was filmed in Tib Street, Manchester, and shows three people trembling
The video comes after 11 people collapsed in the city on Friday after smoking it
Shocking footage has been released showing people acting as ‘Zombies’ after taking drug Spice on the streets of Manchester.
The footage, shot on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter, shows three people trembling in a catatonic state after apparently taking Spice, which is a form of synthetic cannabis.
All three are virtually frozen, either standing, lying slumped or squatting.
This shocking footage shows a man frozen in position after allegedly taking the drug spice
It was revealed a month ago how a potentially deadly strain of the substance, which is still readily available from street dealers despite now being illegal, had been turning people into ‘statues’, paralysed while standing or squatting.
City centre youth charity Lifeshare told how the extra-potent batch of Spice had emerged around the end of February, prompting a series of collapses and a surge in ambulance call-outs.
Charity worker Julie Boyle said it was turning clusters of people into the ‘walking dead’.
On Friday, it was revealed 11 people had collapsed in Manchester city centre after taking spice.
Two youths had fallen unconscious and two men were discovered collapsed and covered in vomit after taking the drug.
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The CCTV video shows people slumped over and sitting on the floor while others are seen trembling
Spice, despite being illegal, it is still being sold on the street by dealers and is said to ‘paralyse’ people
Another man needed medical treatment after office workers found him ‘catatonic’ and alerted the emergency services.
Greater Manchester Police teams also detained two suspected Spice dealers on the same day, making a total of 43 arrests as part of Operation Mandera in the last two weeks alone.
Amanda Croome, chief executive of Manchester’s Booth Centre homeless drop-in, said she was now seeing the kind of scenes shown in the latest video ‘on a regular basis’, adding: ‘This batch of Spice is particularly bad and the ambulance service is being called out all the time.’click on the link below to watch the shocking footage