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Police investigate death of 15-year-old girl linked to suspected ‘legal high’ in Newton Abbot

July 15, 2017 9:40 AM
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Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl died after taking a suspected 'legal high' drug in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police were told by the ambulance service at around 4.50am that they had taken a 15-year-old girl to Torbay District Hospital who was unconscious after taking an unknown substance.

Two other teenage girls were also taken to Torbay Hospital as a precaution.

Police said they went to the hospital and Bakers Park in Newton Abbot which was where the teenager was found.

A statement said the girl later died at hospital. Her next of kin had been informed and police were supporting the family.

A scene guard was in place at Baker's Park on Saturday morning as initial enquiries took place.

The police statement said: "Police currently believe that the 15-year-old girl who died had taken a new psychoactive substance, more commonly referred to as 'legal highs', and had suffered adverse reaction.

"Police would like to speak to anyone who has any information in connection with this incident, including anyone who was in Bakers Park, Newton Abbot in the early hours of this morning.

"If you have any information that can assist police with their enquiries, please contact 101 quoting log number 220 for the 15th of July."

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