Another Cornwall drugs warning as 14 year old dies

Devon and Cornwall Police report two accidents today, one leading to a fatality

Devon and Cornwall Police

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

A 14-year-old girl from Camborne has died after taking an unknown substance last night, Friday 6 July.

Ambulance crews were alerted to reports that a teenage girl had collapsed on Meneth Road in Camborne after taking an unknown substance. The Police were notified at around 10.40pm and attended the scene.

The girl was taken to Treliske Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 10.30am this morning, Saturday 7 July. Two other 15-year-old girls were taken to hospital along with a 15-year-old boy. One of the girls is currently in a serious condition.

The families of all the children have been informed and are being supported by officers and medical staff.

All four teenagers are believed to have taken the same unknown substance which police have seized and will be subject to further examination.

Detective Superintendent Roy Linden said: “This is a truly tragic incident in which a young girl has lost her life. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this terribly difficult time.

“It is believed that all four teenagers were initially hanging around a scrapyard near Tesco, before heading back to the home of one of the teenager’s.

“All four have then gone on to Pengegon Park and an area known as ‘The Courts’, which a well-known area for teenagers to gather. A short time later the 14-year-old girl collapsed and an ambulance was called.

“At this time we would like to speak to anyone who has information in connection with this incident, including anyone who was in the area on Friday evening.

“We want to warn children and young people of the dangers surrounding taking drugs. Safeguarding young people is a priority and we ask parents and carers to speak to their children about the risks associated with taking drugs. This is a tragic incident and we do wish for anyone else in our community to have to go through the same ordeal.

“We are currently at the beginning of our investigation to establish the facts surrounding this incident.

“A 17-year-old boy from Redruth and a 15-year-old boy from Camborne have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.”

Anyone with information which can assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact 101@dc.police.uk or phone 101, quoting log number 1187 06/07/18.

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