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Police appeal as teenager dies from 'MasterCard' pill

Anyone who took the "MasterCard" pill should seek medical attention Credit: PA

Police made an urgent appeal on Monday in the wake of a teenage girl's death after she took a "MasterCard" ecstasy pill.

The youngster's death is being investigated after officers were called at around 5am on Monday to the Victoria Warehouse on Trafford Wharf Road in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

Now police are urging anyone else who took the pill to seek urgent medial attention.

"We are appealing to anyone who may have taken this form of ecstasy, known as 'MasterCard' to get checked out urgently", a police spokesperson said.

"Even if you took it some hours ago, this pill will still be in your system and could be seriously harming your health".


Man charged with murder after woman set alight

A police handout of Stephen Archer Credit: Police handout

Stephen Archer has been charged with murder after a woman died after being doused with petrol and set alight, Greater Manchester Police have said.

Mr Archer, 50, has also been charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

He will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on Monday.

The 49-year-old victim - reported to be his sister - died on Friday after suffering 70% burns to her body shortly before 9.45am on Monday at an address on Surbiton Road in Newton Heath, Manchester.

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