Teenager "collapsed and became unresponsive"

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An inquest into the death of a teenage girl in York has heard she collapsed and was unresponsive after taking a substance.

Poppy Rodgers died on Friday after taking a " yellow-white" paste thought to contain amphetamine.

The inquest was opened and adjourned by York coroner Donald Coverdale. Poppy's parents, Ann and Mark, heard him reading a statement outlining the facts.

He said Poppy had "taken something" on April 19 and shortly afterwards she became unwell and slurred her speech. A little time later she collapsed.

Poppy was taken to York District Hospital, where she died. The coroner also said further tests were needed to establish Poppy's cause of death and as the police investigation continues the inquest has been adjourned to a date to be fixed.

A 23 year old man and a 26 year old woman, both from York, were arrested as part of the investigation, but both have been released on bail.