The teenager who is thought to have died as a result of taking legal highs has been named locally as Andrew Lourie.
The 18-year-old was taken from a house in Mortimer Road, on Friday night and died in the early hours of Saturday.
Although officers are still waiting for the results of toxicology tests, they're investigating the possibility he'd taken legal drugs.
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