A SCHOOL pupil has been rushed to hospital after consuming 'sweets' which are found to have contained illegal drugs, a council has said. 

West Berkshire Council has sent out a 'dangerous substance alert' after a child became seriously sick as a result of eating one of the sweets.

The substances are described as being brown and green in colour, are 1.5cm by 1cm in size and are believed to contain cannabis and spice.

The Council said the 'sweets' have not yet been tested for illegal drugs. 

Pupils at a school, which has not yet been named, were selling the sweets for £5. 

West Berkshire Council said: "We have no information about the drug contained in the sweets.
"This is probably an isolated incident, however please be vigilant and watch out for any unusual activity or behaviour." 

The Chronicle has contacted the council and Thames Valley Police for a comment. 

More updates to come.