Are eels in the River Thames high on cocaine?

People are grappling with the possibility that eels in London's famous river are getting high off of the cocaine-loaded sewer water than enters the waterway during storms.

Research by a team at King's College London found that Londoners are using the class A drug consistently throughout the week, with fears that it is now having an impact on the river's wildlife.

A report by the Sunday Times claims that scientists using a monitoring station near the Houses of Parliament found a constant low level of the drug entering the river.

The findings have been read alongside a separate report, published by the University of Naples Federico II last year, which showed eels became 'hyperactive' when placed in water containing a small dose of cocaine.

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