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2 arrests over 'ecstasy death'

Police investigating the death of a teenager who died after apparently taking ecstasy have arrested a second man. Sophie Leigh Balmer, 18, from Walton, Liverpool, died at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital on Sunday after becoming unwell.

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Man arrested after teenager's drug death in Liverpool

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a teenager died when she apparently took an ecstasy-type drug.

Merseyside Police have confirmed that the girl who died is Sophie Leigh Balmer, 18, from Walton, Liverpool.

An 18-year-old man from the Litherland area of Merseyside was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

He has been taken to a police station on Merseyside where he will be questioned, police said.

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