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Police investigation underway after death of teenage girl in North Yorkshire

Police are investigating the incident in Scarborough. Credit: PA Images

North Yorkshire Police have appealed for information and issued a warning about illegal drugs after a teenage girl died in Scarborough.

Officers were called by the ambulance service to a home on North Marine Road, at about 4pm yesterday.

Two teenage girls were found unwell there and both were taken by ambulance to hospital.

A 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead at hospital a short time later.

The other girl, who is 13-years-old, remains in hospital. Officers do not believe her condition is life-threatening.

Two teenage boys have been arrested by police on suspicion of offences involving the supply of Class A drugs. One has been released under investigation, the other remains in custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Wright, of North Yorkshire Police, said:

First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young girl who died as a result of this tragic event, and of all those affected by it.

Extensive police enquiries are ongoing to determine the events around her death.

Although our investigation is at an early stage, I would urge anyone who has acquired MDMA or other illegal drugs recently not to take them. If you have taken such a drug and feel unwell, it is vital that you seek medical help immediately.

This is clearly a devastating incident, and I would ask everyone to respect the privacy of the families involved, and refrain from speculating about this incident online.

– Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Wright, North Yorkshire Police

Anyone with information about the incident, who has not already spoken to police, has been asked to call 101, quoting reference 12200084012.