Teen Dies After Taking Drugs At Preston House Party

24 June 2019, 06:59 | Updated: 24 June 2019, 07:08

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Police are warning teenagers about the dangers of taking drugs after a boy died in Preston over the weekend.

Officers were called at around 4am on Sunday (23rd June 2019) after a 17-year-old boy had taken ill at an address on Garstang Road.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but was sadly pronounced dead shortly afterwards. His family have been informed.

Whilst his death is currently being treated as unexplained, police believe he had taken MDMA and cannabis during the evening.

DI Martin Pearson from Preston Police said: “This is an extremely sad set of circumstances and my thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.

“We know that he was at a gathering at a house with friends and we believe he has taken drugs in the lead up to his death.

“Following this tragic incident, I would like to take this opportunity to remind people, especially youngsters, of the potential risks of taking drugs. Whilst they may be seen as safe and enjoyable, they can prove fatal.

“If you have taken something and start to feel unwell, please seek medical attention immediately.”

An investigation is on-going into the time leading up to the boy’s death. A file is being prepared for HM Coroner.

For information about the dangers of taking drugs and their effects, visit Talk to Frank at www.talktofrank.com.