Police have issued an urgent warning to anyone who took Ectasy in Manchester, England, last night to go to hospital after a teenager was found dead. Officers responded to a callout to The City Warehouse ApartHotel in Manchester’s city centre, where they discovered the body of a teenage girl.
Police in the city say they are now gravely worried about anyone else who may have taken pills from the same batch of ecstasy. Superintendent Stephen Howard described the death as tragic, adding: “The death of a young person is always devastating, but in these circumstances, it is all the more heart breaking. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.”
He said it was very unlikely that the teenager was the only person to have taken the drug and he urged anyone else who had to seek medical help as soon as possible. Police said even people who had taken the drug a number of hours ago should seek assistance because the drug would still be in their system.
Officers are also appealing to anyone with information about where the drug which killed the 19-year-old came from to come forward. Paramedics tried to resuscitate the teenager, but it is understood that she was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say they were originally called to reports of a suspicious death but the death is not now being treated as suspicious.
This latest death follows an appeal from a heartbroken mother who lost her son to ecstasy that youngsters should not play Russian roulette with their lives. Vivien Kelly’s son Lee died after he took what he thought was MDMA last New Year’s Eve. The business studies student from Glasgow was bluelighted to hospital and put in an induced coma as medic’s battled to save him, but his organs failed.