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Two teenagers arrested over ‘supply of class A drugs’ after girl, 14, dies in Scarborough | UK News



Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences after a 14-year-old girl died and another teenage girl was taken to hospital. 

Emergency services were called to a property in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, at about 4pm on Wednesday.

Both girls were taken to hospital, where the 14-year-old was pronounced dead a short time later.

The other girl, aged 13, remains in hospital and she is not thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

The teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of offences involving the supply of class A drugs.

One has been released under investigation, while the other remains in police custody.

None of those involved have been named.

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Police have appealed for information about the incident and warned others not to take illegal drugs.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Wright, of North Yorkshire Police, 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.

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“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. If you have taken such a drug and feel unwell, it is vital that you seek medical help immediately.

“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.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12200084012.

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