Mother of teenage girl almost killed from taking Spice labels the drug a 'murder weapon'

A mum whose 15-year-old girl was in a coma after taking Spice has called it a “murder weapon”.

Cheryl Howe demanded a new crackdown on former legal highs after seeing them almost kill her ­daughter Sharon Monks, The Sunday People reports.

Sharon took Spice and two other types of ­synthetic cannabis at a party.

Hours later she ­collapsed at home, convulsing and bleeding from the mouth.

She was taken to hospital and put in an induced coma after her heart stopped twice.

Doctors gave her a 10 per cent survival chance.

Sharon was brought out of the coma after two days.

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But Cheryl, 35, of Morecambe, Lancs, said: “No parent should have to see what I’ve seen.

“I planned her funeral while I sat and watched her in hospital.

“We were lucky. Lots of young people haven’t been.

“Spice is a murder weapon and people who are selling it are no better than murderers. They know it could kill ­somebody.”

McDonald’s worker Cheryl, a mum-of-two, said Sharon was recovering at home within a week of the ordeal.

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But she added Sharon, now 16, was still suffering from the mental effects, more than a year on.

Cheryl said: “She has d­epression, low self-esteem and she is angry all the time.”

She said the Government’s blanket ban on former legal highs has been ineffective.

She said: “They are still too easy to obtain and probably more dangerous than heroin.

“The Tories need to act. I’d walk through he Commons shouting about it to make it happen.”

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