Police warning after tragic death of Devon teenager

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(Last Updated On: May 29, 2017)

Devon and Cornwall Police have issued a warning following the death of a teenager in a suspected drug related incident this weekend.

A 15 year old boy was admitted to North Devon District Hospital after taking a recreational drug at a youth disco in Ilfracombe on Friday, 26th May. Tragically, he died in the early hours of Saturday morning. His next of kin have been informed and local enquires are currently underway into this death.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said on their website:
“We have also been informed of two young adults being admitted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth after also taking a recreational drug last night at a house party; both remain in hospital and one in a serious condition.

“It is currently believed that all three had taken what they thought to have been MDMA tablets. At this time, police can’t be sure if these incidents are linked, or if there is particular tainted batch of recreational drugs in circulation.

“In the meantime we would urge the public, especially those going out and planning to take recreational drugs, to be aware of these incidents and think twice before taking any unknown substance; There is always a risk when taking drugs and the only way of staying safe is to avoid drugs altogether.

For advice on drugs and the possible risks posed, head to www.TalkToFrank.com.

Anyone with any information can contact the police on 101 or 101@dc.police.uk.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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