Girl, 14, dies after ‘taking ecstasy’ at lockdown house party as two teenage boys are arrested for supply of Class A drugs’
- Emergency crews were called to house in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, at 4pm
- Two teenage girls were then found at the property and were rushed into hospital
- The 14-year-old died but the 13-year-old girl is in a non life-threatening condition
- Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs
A 14-year-old schoolgirl has died after ‘taking ecstasy’ with friends at a ‘house party’ in North Yorkshire.
Emergency services were called to the property in Scarborough at about 4pm on Wednesday after the child started to feel unwell.
Two teenage girls were found at the house and were rushed to hospital. The 14-year-old later died while a 13-year-old girl is in a non life threatening condition.
Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of offences involving the supply of Class A drugs.
Emergency services were called to the property in Scarborough (pictured, a general view of the street) at about 4pm on Wednesday after the child started to feel unwell
One has been released under investigation but the other remains in custody.
Police warned others not to take any MDMA or other illegal drugs they have bought recently.
North Yorkshire Police Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Wright said: ‘First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young girl who died as a result of this tragic event, and of all those affected by it.
‘Extensive police enquiries are ongoing to determine the events around her death. Although our investigation is at an early stage, I would urge anyone who has acquired MDMA or other illegal drugs recently not to take them.
Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of offences involving the supply of Class A drugs (file photo)
‘If you have taken such a drug and feel unwell, it is vital that you seek medical help immediately.’
He added: ‘This is clearly a devastating incident, and I would ask everyone to respect the privacy of the families involved, and refrain from speculating about this incident online.’
Police asked for anyone with information to call 101 quoting reference number 12200084012.