THE Press’s campaign to ban the potentially deadly “legal high” mephedrone from our streets will step up a gear tomorrow.

The Press is calling for the drug to be outlawed, as its use spirals throughout York and North and East Yorkshire. Hundreds of readers have lent their support to our petition demanding swift action to halt its spread.

And we will be asking people to add their names to this petition outside the Marks & Spencer store, in Parliament Street, York, from 9am tomorrow, as drugs experts analyse the impact of mephedrone and whether it should be made illegal.

The Menace Of Mephedrone campaign was launched last month following the collapse of a 17-year-old pupil at Woldgate College in Pocklington after taking the drug, which is also commonly known as bubbles, meow meow or M-CAT, and can cost as little as £3 a dose.

You can also support our petition by emailing or, and by using the online petition form.