3 Aug 2022

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales reach record high

North of England Correspondent

Drug-related deaths have reached record levels in England and Wales. New figures show that nearly 5,000 people died from drug poisoning in 2021 – up six per cent on the previous year.

There’s also a marked North-South divide with the North East recording the highest level of drug fatalities.

We spoke to one mother who lost her daughter to drug abuse.