Boy, 14, fighting for life after taking mystery pill

Police say a a 14-year-old boy is critically ill in hospital after apparently swallowing a red and white pill in Dundee.

The boy is seriously ill in Ninewells Hospital. Picture: Ian Rutherford

It’s reported another boy, aged 13, also had to received medical treatment.

Officers have warned parents to be vigilant about the dangers of drugs as the investigation continues.

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Det Insp Tom Leonard said: ‘Our thoughts are very much with this young boy’s family and friends.

“He is currently in hospital where he is gravely ill and in a critical condition.

‘It might be that others may have taken the substance and I am urging members of the public, especially parents and guardians to be vigilant as drugs have a devastating impact.”