Girl, 17, is arrested for supplying drugs after death of schoolgirlJune 15, 2023
Girl, 17, is arrested for supplying drugs after death of 16-year-old schoolgirl who had taken MDMA in nightclub
- The 17 year old girl is the fourth teenager to be arrested in the case
A teenage girl has been arrested in connection with the death of a 16 year old schoolgirl who had taken MDMA in a nightclub.
The 17-year-old girl is the fourth teenager to be arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs following the death of Lucy Hill last December.
Police were called by ambulance staff to the Move nightclub on Exeter quay in Devon at around 12.30am on Saturday December 3rd after a teenage girl collapsed after taking an unknown substance.
Lucy, a college student from Exmouth, Devon, later died in hospital.
A 16 year old boy, who is now 17, from Exmouth, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He was later re-arrested on suspicion of producing class A drugs.
Lucy Hill, of Exmouth, died in December after collapsing at the Move nightspot (pictured) on Exeter quay in Devon
In March Devon and Cornwall police said a 17 year old youth from St Austell, Cornwall, had also been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.
And they also said a 17 year old girl from Exmouth had been arrested on suspicion of the same drugs supply offence.
Now the force has confirmed that a second 17 year old girl, also from Exmouth, has been arrested on suspicion of the same offence.
At the time police warned that a number of teenagers may have taken tablets containing unknown substances.
Police said enquiries are continuing and all four teenagers have been further bailed until different dates in June, August and September.
Last December, area coroner Alison Longhorn said Ms Hill had been out at a nightclub with friends and took a tablet, believed to be MDMA.
‘Shortly afterwards she became unwell and was taken to the RD&E where she later died,’ the coroner stated, adding: ‘There are no suspicious circumstances. The medical cause of death hasn’t yet been ascertained.’
The girl’s college paid tribute to the ‘beautiful person’ who was ‘very well-liked by her peers and the staff who knew her well’ after her death.
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