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Teen found dead in Preston named as Harry Flood

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Credit: Family handout

A teenage boy who died in Preston at the weekend has been named locally as Harry Flood.

Lancashire Constabulary issued a warning regarding drugs following the death on Sunday morning, although the cause is currently unexplained. A fundraising page has been set up to help support Harry's family.

A brief tribute reads:

You'll be missed by so many people and be remembered and loved dearly.

– Family tribute

Police were called at around 4am yesterday morning (June 23) by North West Ambulance Service after a 17-year-old boy had taken ill at an address on Garstang Road in the city.

DI Martin Pearson from Preston Police said:

This is an extremely sad set of circumstances and my thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.

We know that he was at a gathering at a house with friends and we believe he has taken drugs in the lead up to his death.

Following this tragic incident, I would like to take this opportunity to remind people, especially youngsters, of the potential risks of taking drugs. Whilst they may be seen as safe and enjoyable, they can prove fatal.

If you have taken something and start to feel unwell, please seek medical attention immediately.

– DI Martin Pearson