Dead teenager identified as Ellie Jones

Police have formally identified the dead teenager as Ellie Jones

Police have confirmed the identity of a 16 year old teenager who died in the early hours of this morning.

The dead girl has been named as Ellie Jones (date of birth 04/04/1997) of Warrington. Police are continuing to make enquiries into the circumstances leading up to Ellie's death, and are urging anyone with information to make contact with police at Warrington, using the national police non emergency number, 101.

Ellie was taken to hospital experiencing breathing difficulties shortly after 3.30 a.m. this morning, but despite the best efforts of paramedics and medical staff, she died shortly before 5 a.m.

While enquiries are very much ongoing, Police are looking at the possibility that Ellie may have taken an illegal substance, and are warning other teenagers of the dangers.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Warrington Police.