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Boy, 16, released on bail following the death of a girl who took a pill at Exeter club 

Emergency services were called to Move nightclub in Exeter in the early hours of the morning

A 16-year-old boy is released on bail after being arrested for ‘supplying a Class A drug’ following the death of a girl, also 16, who took a pill at a nightclub

  • A 16-year-old girl died after taking an unknown pill in the early hours of Saturday
  • 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of involvement in Class A drug supply
  • A teenage suspect was released on bail today but is due back in court on March 2

A 16-year-old boy who was arrested after a girl of the same age died after consuming an unknown substance at a Devon nightclub has been released on bail.

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Police had detained the teenager on suspicion of supplying a class A drug in pill form.

Officers attended the Move nightclub in Exeter around 12.30pm on Saturday after the girl fell ill, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

She was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and medical staff later said she was dead. His relatives have been informed of his death and are supported, the force said.

Officers attended the Move nightclub in Exeter (pictured) at around 12.30pm on Saturday after the girl fell ill, Devon and Cornwall Police said

Officers attended the Move nightclub in Exeter (pictured) at around 12.30pm on Saturday after the girl fell ill, Devon and Cornwall Police said

The boy, from the Exmouth area of ​​Devon, was arrested on Saturday and released on bail by police to return on March 2.

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“A number of teenagers may have taken the pills containing unknown substances,” police said.

They urged “anyone who may have also been affected” and any witnesses to get in touch.

The Move nightclub is known for hosting a range of local and international DJs, MCs and rappers. The building, on Exeter Quayside, has hosted well-known artists like Annie Mac, Ed Solo, Wilkinson and Benny Page.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Nattrass said: ‘We have already identified several teenagers who have reported taking drugs, but we urge anyone else who has felt unwell as a result to seek medical attention. and contact us.

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“We have seen time and time again that these substances can kill and we have another tragic case on our hands.

‘Talk To Frank is a website that contains vital information for people about many types of drugs and we ask parents to have open and honest conversations with their children about the risks of drugs.

“You don’t know what’s in them and you don’t know what reaction you might have – it could be fatal.

“I urge anyone considering taking drugs to think twice and reconsider.”

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