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Girl 15 dead after being found unconscious near play park

A teenage girl has tragically died after being found unconscious after taking Ecstasy.

Cops are now hunting the dealer who sold the girl aged 15 the drug.

Police responded to a report that a 15-year-old girl was found collapsed in Applegarth Cart Park in Northallerton at 9.30pm on Saturday evening.

Police and Ambulance Services attended the scene and the girl was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, where she  later died.

North Yorkshire Police enquiries have found that the girl is believed to have taken MDMA and enquiries are ongoing to determine if the drug has led to the girl’s death.

However, officers are issuing a warning to anyone who has purchased this drug recently to be cautious and aware of the potential consequences of taking the drug.

Detective Inspector Jon Sygrove said: “This is an incredibly sad and tragic event and police enquiries are ongoing to determine the events around the young girl’s death. Our thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.

As our investigation continues, I’d advise anyone who has purchased MDMA recently to be cautious about taking it. If they have already taken the drug and feel unwell, please seek medical assistance immediately.

I’d like to appeal to the public who were in the area of Applegarth Car Park last night, who may have seen something which would assist our enquiries to come forward and make contact with the police.”

  • Anyone with information is urged to call the Force Control Room on 101, quoting reference 12190085105.

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Trevor Sherwood is the Editor of Police Hour. Trevor studied Crime and Investigation at Teesside Uni and has a background within policing.

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