INCIDENTS across Cumbria have led Cumbria Police’s Child Centred Policing teams and partners to issue a warning around "gummies" containing cannabis oil.

Young people are ingesting the "sweets” known as “gummies” containing ingredients believed to include CBD oil.

Reports are not being treated as connected.

A number of young persons across the country, including one teenager from Cumbria, have been reported to have been hospitalised, having suffered adverse reactions after consuming "gummies".

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust has joined Cumbria Police in raising awareness and warning the public about the adverse reactions.

Dr Mike Schofield Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine at NCIC said:

“These reports are concerning. Recreational cannabis use in children and young people is increasing both locally and nationally, especially in ‘gummie’or vape form.

"Drugs from unregulated sources are dangerous and may contain other harmful substances."