Suspected drugs death

Merseyside Police is issuing a warning following the death of an 18-year-old woman.

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Tribute to teenager suspected of taking ecstasy

Sophie Leigh Balmer died on Sunday Credit: Merseyside Police

The family of a Merseyside teenager who police believe died after taking green "Rock Star" ecstasy have paid tribute to her.

They say Sophie Leigh Balmer was a "beautiful talented girl - a free spirit."

"The whole family are devastated that our baby's life can be so cruelly taken away."

"We would like to say thank you to everyone who has given us support at this sad time and would ask that we be given time to grieve with our family and friends in private."

A 19 year old from Litherland is the second teenager to be questoned on suspicion of drugs offences.

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