5 Bailed Over Warrington Drug Death

Five people arrested after a 16-year-old girl died of a suspected drug overdose in Warrington have been bailed

After a 16-year-old girl died of a suspected drugs overdose in Warrington 5 people have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Serena Harding, from Rixton, Warrington, died after she was found collapsed in Reddish, Stockport, at around 10.50pm on Sunday.

Police were called to Reddish Vale Road, close to Reddish Vale animal farm, following reports a girl was unconscious.

Paramedics attempted to revive Serena at the scene and in hospital but, despite numerous efforts, she died.

A Home Office post-mortem examination carried out yesterday has proved inconclusive and police are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

Four men, aged 20, 19, 19 and 18, and a 25-year-old woman, were arrested for drugs-related offences and have been released pending further inquiries until November 14.

The two men arrested in Longsight, Manchester, on suspicion of drug-related offences yesterday are still in police custody where they are being questioned.

Serena's parents, Diane and Kenneth Harding, said: "To our knowledge, she had never before taken drugs and this has come as a great shock to everyone who knew her.

She will be missed so much. We feel there is a huge hole in our lives that can never be filled and cannot believe that she's just not there any more.''

They added: ``In the last three years she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and this affected her a lot, but despite her illness she kept strong throughout it all and was determined not to let it affect her life.

She would do anything for you and we don't know anyone who would have a bad word to say against her.''