Daniel Spargo-Mabbs was taken to hospital on Saturday after going to a party at an industrial site in Hayes in west London.
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Richard Parrish, Headteacher at Archbishop Tenison's Church of England High School said Daniel Spargo-Mabbs had a huge influence in the school, and was "bright and talented".
Speaking at the family home in Croydon, Daniel's father Tim described him as "a lovely mercurial kid".
– Tim Spargo-Mabbs
He was up for adventure. He was a really normal kid. He spent a bunch of his spare time with his girlfriend and played a lot on his Xbox.
This was the first time he'd taken anything and if it could happen to him it could happen to anyone. We very much want to get that message across.
Mr Spargo-Mabbs added that Daniel's girlfriend, who had gone to the same school as him, was "traumatised" by his death.
Police believe Daniel Spargo-Mabbs may have taken ecstasy before he fell unconscious and died. Drugs charity, DrugScope, says some young people are still taking too many risks, without understanding the consequences.
– Harry Shapiro, DrugScope
It certainly underlines the risks that young people are continuing to take after all these years with ecstasy and club drugs, maybe from people they don't know.
Buying drugs and not having a clue what's in them. It also underlines the randomness of this. Many people will experiment with ecstasy.
There would be no way of predicting who would end up in hospital.
A 16 year old boy has died after apparently taking ecstasy at an illegal rave in Hayes at the weekend.
Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, a pupil at Archbishop Tenison's Church of England High School in Croydon, was found unconscious at the industrial site in the early hours of Saturday. He died later in hospital. Two men from Croydon have been arrested in connection with student's death.
– Metropolitan Police
Police were called on Saturday, 18 January, at approximately 04.00hrs by London Ambulance Service to reports of an unconscious male at an illegal rave at an industrial site at Pump Lane, Silverdale Road, Hayes.
The 16-year-old boy was taken by ambulance to a west London hospital believed to be suffering from the effects of a drugs overdose. He was later transferred to a central London hospital where he died on Monday, 20 January.
Two men, 18 and 19 years, both from the Croydon area were arrested for supplying controlled drugs. They are currently in custody.
The Met Police has confirmed two people have been arrested following the death of a schoolboy at an illegal rave. It's reported he had taken ecstasy.
A teenager from South London has died after reportedly taking ecstasy at an illegal rave. The Evening Standard reports that 16-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs died after going to the event on an industrial site.
Sixth form classes at Archbishop Tenison’s Church of England High School in Croydon have been cancelled, and headmaster Richard Parrish released this statement:
Sometimes you hope that the worst thing won’t happen. Sometimes it does happen anyway. And yesterday it did.
We began Monday knowing that Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, one of our Year 12 students, who has been with us in the school since Year 7, was in a critical condition on a life support machine. At lunchtime he died.
Today is too soon to do anything more than react to the brutal fact that we have lost Daniel. Our students and pupils will be supported in whatever way possible, with a room set aside with our Assistant Chaplain for those who need space to grieve away from the classroom.
As police approached the detached house, they noticed a man placing large bags inside a wheelie bin. He then ran off into Crystal Palace Park.
Sergeant Rob Goodwin from Bromley Police said: “This seizure represents a major and unexpected dent in the network of cannabis supply in the South East London area and was brought about through proactive local neighbourhood policing”.
Met Police have uncovered a huge drug factory in south London after driving past a house and noticing a strong smell of cannabis. When they went inside the property near Crystal Palace Park, this is what they found.
Four large rooms were set up to grow cannabis, with in excess of 500 fully grown plants inside.