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Drugs charity issues warning after death of teenage girl

Drugs charity Addaction has issued a stark warning about a drug called 'DUPLO'. Credit: Sid Willett

Drugs charity Addaction has issued a stark warning about a drug with the name 'DUPLO' after it claimed the life of 1 teenager and hospitalised 3 others during the weekend of 7/8 July.

15-year-old Shakira Pellow, from Camborne, is believed to have died after taking 'DUPLO' and then suffering a heart attack.

If people come into contact with the tablets (pictured above), the charity is urging them to hand them to Police so that they can be disposed of in a safe manner.

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Vulnerable teenager missing near Camborne

Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A vulnerable 15-year old has gone missing from his home in Treswithian near Camborne.

Thomas Smith, who has ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome, was last seen leaving home on his mountain bike between 1 and 2pm yesterday.

Devon and Cornwall police say the young man is is 6'1" tall, with short, brown hair.

Police say if you see him call 999 and quote log number 1055, 31/05/18.

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