02/11/2018 10:31 GMT | Updated 02/11/2018 10:56 GMT

'Bag Of Ecstasy Pills' Handed To Little Girl For Halloween Trick-Or-Treat

'Hang on, they don't look like sweets.'

Amy Dixon
Amy Dixon was horrified to find a jiffy bag of suspected drugs in her young daughter's Halloween treat bucket 

A mother-of-four is urging parents to check their children’s Halloween treats after her five-year-old daughter was handed a bag of suspected ecstasy pills.

Amy Dixon, from Shiremoor, North Tyneside, posted a video on Facebook warning them to carefully monitor what their children were being given after she found a jiffy bag of what she believes were drugs in her daughter’s trick-or-treat bag.

She told The Chronicle newspaper she had torn open the bag to examine the tablets when the little girl tried to reach for them.

She recalled: “I was screaming hysterically at her. Then my partner said: ‘hang on, they don’t look like sweets.’”

Dixon begged her daughter to tell her if she had eaten any, adding: “By this time my heart was racing.”

Dixon drove to a nearby police station to hand in the tablets. An officer informed her the pink pills were suspected ecstasy.

She added: “Luckily everyone is alright, but I would just urge all parents to check their sweets, if not somebody is going to get seriously hurt.”

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “We are investigating a report from a parent that unknown pink tablets were placed in her daughter’s trick or treat bucket in Shiremoor last night.

“Enquiries to establish if the tablets are harmful are ongoing but any reports of this nature are extremely concerning and will be taken seriously by police.

“If anyone has received a similar tablet, or has information which could assist officers, then police would ask you call 101 quoting reference 1073 31/10/18.”