Police are advising parents and guardians to talk to their children about the dangers of drugs after six Irvine teenagers were taken to hospital.

At around 6.25pm on Saturday, February 24 police were informed of three 13-year-olds who had become unwell and had been taken to Crosshouse Hospital.

A further three children, also aged 13, were also taken to the same hospital shortly afterwards with similar symptoms.

All of those involved are known to each other and were kept in hospital overnight for observations.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish circumstances surrounding each person taking unwell, however one line of enquiry is that they may have taken a type of Ecstasy/MDMA.

Detective Inspector Fraser Normansell said: “Police were informed of six children who had been taken to Crosshouse Hospital after taking unwell.

“One line of enquiry is that they had taken a type of MDMA tablet, believed to be red, green or brown in colour bearing an owl logo.

“We want to remind the public that any drug can be dangerous and that you are putting your health at risk if you do take anything unknown to you.

“Anyone who feels unwell, or knows anyone who appears unwell after taking these substances should seek medical treatment as soon as possible.”