According to a new report, steroids have become a “short cut to an attractive physique” for increasing numbers of young men in the East Riding.

Once the preserves of bodybuilders, steroids, are the most common and are used by recreational gym users and amateur sportsmen.

Mr Margetts, East Riding Council’s substance misuse manager, added: “We are seeing people turn up at minor injury units who have injected into veins not the muscle, which can mean they get phlebitis or inflammation. It’s not a particularly brilliant idea to fill yourself up with a synthetic testosterone in the first place – just stick to weights. “Long-term heavy use is undoubtedly very dangerous.”