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Teenager On Legal High Arrested For Attack On Baby

14/08/2014 16:51 | Updated 22 May 2015

Police warn of dangers of legal high Salvia

The police have warned of the dangers of taking the legal high Salvia after an attack on a baby.

Officers in Northumberland arrested a 16-year-old on suspicion of grabbing a baby from its pram and throwing it to the floor after allegedly taking the legal drug.

Sky News reports that incident occurred after the baby's mum approached a youth who she saw acting in a 'distressed manner'.

The boy then allegedly grabbed the baby from the pram and threw it to the ground as the woman spoke to him.

The infant was taken to hospital, where he or she was diagnosed as suffering from 'very minor injuries'

The youth fled the scene after the attack, but was arrested nearby.

Superintendent Mick Paterson told reporters that people needed to be aware of the risks of taking Salvia.

"Our advice is, just because it says 'legal' on the packet does not mean it is safe," he said. "These products are usually made from chemicals that can have a serious effect on your health."

Officers said another teenager from the area was in hospital after having smoked a cigarette containing Salvia. He was said to be in a stable condition after collapsing.

It has previously been claimed that Saliva is 'more powerful than LSD'. The Telegraph reported in 2010 that it is banned in many countries around the world, but widely available in the UK.

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