Police reported that a 16-year-old girl passed away after using drugs at a nightclub in Devon. Let’s see How did the 16-year-old girl die and What tablet did she take in detail.
How did the 16-year-old girl die?
According to authorities, a 16-year-old girl died after consuming an unknown substance at a nightclub in Devon.
After paramedics were summoned to Move nightclub around 12.30am on Saturday, the 16-year-old girl passed away at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.
Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive.
A youngster of the same age has been detained on suspicion of selling pills of an unknown chemical, which is believed to be a class A drug like an ecstasy or LSD.
What happened at the Club?
Before 12.30 a.m. on Saturday, paramedics called for help at Move nightclub in Exeter due to concerns for the girl, who was transferred to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital before she passed away.
According to the police, several youths are suspected of ingesting the unidentified substance-containing tablets. Officers are pleading with anyone who may have also been impacted to come forward.
A 16-year-old woman passed away at Move nightclub in Exeter, Devon, after ingesting a “unknown” tablet.
Pic: Google Street View.
The 16-year-old boy from the Exmouth region was detained for questioning after being arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of a class A substance.
The victim’s kin have been notified, according to the police.
What tablet did she take?
The details about the substance the girl ingested is not yet revealed. But the Police has said that the substance belong to Class A drug.
Class A drug
A controlled substance’s class is meant to represent the risks it poses. Based on the recommendations of the Advisory Council on Drug Misuse (“ACMD”), Parliament chooses the appropriate class.
The sanctions that the Courts may impose when sentencing a defendant are then determined by this classification.
According to Parliament, Class A substances are the most dangerous. Heroin, methadone, cocaine (including crack cocaine), ecstasy, magic mushrooms, and “crystal meth” fall under this category. The most severe punishments are meted out for crimes using Class A substances.
Temporary Class Drug Orders (TCDO)
If a substance is causing enough harm and is not already controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 as a Class A, B, or C substance, the Home Secretary may issue a temporary class drug order (TCDO) under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Detective Chef Inspector Lee Nattrass said:
“We have identified several teenagers already who reported that they had taken drugs, but we would urge anyone else who has felt unwell as a result to seek medical help and to contact us.
“We have seen time and time again that these substances can kill and we have another tragic case on our hands.
“Talk to Frank” Website
“Talk To Frank is a website that has vital information for people about many types of drugs and we ask that parents have open and honest conversations with their children about the risks of drugs.
— Devon & Cornwall Police (@DC_Police) December 3, 2022
Warning to club-goers
Police have warned everyone who is considering drug use to think it over and reconsider.
“You don’t know what they contain and you don’t know the reaction you may have – it could be fatal.
I urge anyone considering taking drugs to think twice and reconsider.”
On Saturday afternoon, the boy who had been detained remained in detention.
Police are investigating the case currently. Once everything has been found, complete details about the case will be revealed.
Help the Investigation
Police are asking any witnesses to the terrible death of a 16-year-old girl this morning in Exeter to come forward.
Anyone with information that can help in the investigation is urged to contact the police by calling 101 or using the reference number 50220049906.
People have been commenting about the issue and many people expressed their profound sympathies to her family.
Julian Walters commented,
“hopefully this boy will be charged with manslaughter. When will people learn, they really don’t know what they are taking.”
Simon Snell commented,
“One of the worst jobs as a police officer is knocking on a door and giving a death message, more so when it’s a kid. I’m staggered by the appalling comments on this thread. RIP youngster and my thoughts are with the family at this tragic time.”
Tony snelgrove commented,
“Don’t take drugs simple as, you cant blame the door staff they didn’t give it to her im afraid its just society today my thoughts are with her family.”
Maria Jones commented,
“So so sad my heart goes out to family and friends and anyone else who has to deal with this kind of tragedy not good any time of year but this time of year makes it slightly worse 😢”
Andy Ellis commented,
“This is so tragic and really sad. My thoughts and prayers are with this dear young lady’s family and friends at this very sad time. RIP dearest soul 🙏🕯💜”
We wish her eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends. May she rest in peace.
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