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'Megan didn't deserve to die': Family of girl who died after being given MDMA warn against social media

The mother of a girl who died after being given MDMA or ecstasy by a man she met on the internet has warned of the dangers of social media.

Megan Bannister was 16 years old when she met an older man on Facebook. They also communicated on Snapchat.

Jason Burder told Megan he was 21, when in fact he was 28.

Megan's sister Kirsten (left) and mother Carol (right) are warning other teenagers about social media. Credit: ITV News Central

They had been chatting on Facebook and days later, the pair met up and Burder and his friend, Adam King, supplied Megan with MDMA.

The drug made her ill, but rather than send for help, they put her on the back seat of a car and drove around for four hours while drinking and looking up escorts.

It wasn't until the car they were in crashed in Enderby, Leicestershire, that Megan's body was found.

Megan had met Burder online just days before she died. Credit: Family handout

Burder has been jailed for eight years and six months after admitting suppling drugs to Megan. He also pleaded guilty to possession of MDMA, two counts of supplying a Class A drug and driving without due care and attention.

Adam King was sentenced to four years and six months after admitting being concerned in the supply of the drug to Megan.