The Police say there is a possibility that the 17-year-old could have been taking a white powder purporting to be MDMA, a class A drug. They and health agencies are warning drug users who have purchased the powder not to take it.
Detective Chief Inspector Alison Fossey said: ‘Whilst this is an active investigation and we are limited in what we can say while that continues, we need to warn people of the dangers of taking any drug, in particular this one.
‘If you have purchased this drug please do not take it, and please call us with any information relating to its origin either through the CID number of 612200 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.’
Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of importing a controlled substance.