Two arrests for sale of ‘laughing gas’

Two arrests for sale of ‘laughing gas’

by Tom Martin (June 2020)

TWO people were arrested last weekend for selling laughing gas canisters near Crosby beach.

A popular craze for youngsters is to experience a ‘high’ by inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’, commonly via balloons and small canisters.

Inhaling nitrous oxide directly from a canister can be dangerous, due to the level of pressure used to contain the gas.

Officers from Merseyside Police say they arrested two males over the weekend on suspicion of supplying psychoactive substances and possession of offensive weapons near Burbo Bank.

As well as these arrests, officers also stopped more than 30 vehicles in the area for speeding and other traffic offences.

Police have been focussing on this particular area of Crosby and Blundellsands due to the high volume of people travelling to the beach during the warm weather.

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