Teenager's suspected overdose

A 16-year-old girl has died of a suspected drugs overdose in York.

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Two bailed over suspected drug death

Two people have been released on bail after a girl from York died after a suspected overdose.

Police were called to a house on Tang Hall Lane on Thursday where police say the girl, 16, had taken a yellowy-white substance containing amphetamine.

A man, 23, was arresed on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. A woman aged 26 was also questioned.

Police issue health warning

North Yorkshire Police has issued an urgent health warning after a teenager died of a suspected drugs overdose.

Police were called to a house in York on Thursday night after a 16-year-old girl was reported to be critically ill. It's believed she had taken a yellow-white paste thought to contain amphetamine.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. A 26-year-old woman has also been detained.

Police are warning anyone who comes across the substance to avoid it.

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Second person ill from suspected overdose

A man is seriously ill in hospital at York District Hospital in an incident thought to be connected to the death of a 16-year-old girl from a suspected drugs overdose.

The police have issued a safety warning.

The yellow/white paste involved in this particular case is undergoing tests to determine exactly what it contains, although amphetamine is believed to be involved.

Until this is confirmed, people are strongly urged not to risk taking substances matching this description or of a similar nature.

One girl has already died and a young man is in a serious but stable condition at hospital, so the potential dangers are very real."

– North Yorkshire Police

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Man arrested after teenager dies

A 16-year-girl died in York after an overdose.

Police were called by paramedics who had picked up the critically-ill teenager from a house in Tang Hill Lane at about 12.30am.

She later died in York Hospital.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug, police said. He remains in police custody

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