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Matt O'Donoghue has this report.
Organisers of the event where 17-year-old Liverpool teen Faye Allen spent the evening before she died have released a statement in which they 'extend' their 'sympathies to the family of' her.
Don't Let Daddy Know released the statement after the teen died after taking ecstasy tablet 'Mastercard'. Two people from St Helens have been arrested by police.
The statement read:
On Sunday 01.05.16, the international brand Don’t Let Daddy Know, hosted and promoted an event at the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, England. It has since come to light that an incident occurred in the early hours of Monday 02.05.16, which resulted in the death of a female in hospital.
Don’t Let Daddy Know has hosted events all around the world and always produce shows of the highest standard, ensuring that robust door policies are adhered to. Don’t Let Daddy Know were happy to return to Manchester after 2015’s successful show at the Victoria Warehouse because of the high standards, we felt, the venue set.
It is with great sadness we write this and extend our sympathies to the family of Faye Allen, and will work with the relevant authorities to assist in any on-going investigations.
Police investigating the death of a teenage girl after taking an ecstasy drug have made two arrests.
Shortly after 5am on Monday police were called to the Victoria Warehouse, on Trafford Wharf Road, in Trafford, after a 17-year-old girl suffered an adverse reaction after allegedly taking one ‘MasterCard’ ecstasy pill whilst on a night out.
She sadly died in hospital a short time later.
In the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 3 May 2016, police arrested a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman in the St Helens area on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
Both of them remain in custody for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Ben Ewart of GMP’s Trafford Division said:
Our thoughts and condolences remain with the family of this girl at this heart breaking time.
We have made two arrests in connection with this investigation and currently have a man and a woman in custody who will be questioned later today.
Sadly, we know that other people will have taken this form of ecstasy, known as ‘MasterCard’, and we are continuing to urge anybody who may have taken it to please get themselves checked out.
If you have information that you believe can assist us with our investigation or you know where this drug may have come from then please contact police.
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 8567662, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 17-year-old girl died after visiting a nightclub and taking an ecstasy pill for the first time, it has been reported.
Tributes have been paid to Faye Allen, who died in hospital after suffering an adverse reaction after apparently taking one "MasterCard" tablet at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police were called to Trafford Wharf Road in Trafford at around 5am on Monday.
"The death of a young person is always devastating, but in these circumstances it is all the more heart-breaking. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.
"Sadly we know it is very unlikely that the girl was the only person to have taken this drug last night.
"We are appealing to anyone who may have taken this form of ecstasy, known as 'MasterCard', to get checked out urgently."
Victoria Warehouse said in a statement that it "would like to convey our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased, and will continue to assist Greater Manchester Police with their inquiries".
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