A SIX-year-old girl was rushed to hospital after another child gave her a “mysterious” pill – which turned out to be a type of amphetamine.
Samantha Green was playing in the streets of Church, in Hyndburn, Lancashire, when another girl – of a similar age – handed her a pill.
LancsLive understands that Samantha was then told to swallow the pill.
Samantha was rushed to A&E on Sunday and had to stay in hospital overnight while she had the drug flushed out of her system.
Her mum Stephanie Green said: “Around 4pm on Sunday my daughter’s friend came and told me my daughter had taken a tablet.
“When I asked my daughter about it she became very sleepy and drowsy.
“I called an ambulance and it took her to hospital. Once there they said it was Dextroamphetamine.
“She was kept in overnight and monitored. She’s home now and fine after her stats dropped all night.”
Samantha has now returned home from hospital and is said to be doing fine.
Stephanie says she has been left horrified and angry about what happened.
She added: “It was a horrible incident.”