A 16-year-old girl has died after taking a drug containing an unknown substance at a nightclub in Exeter.
Emergency services were called to the town’s Move nightclub at about 12.30am on Saturday after the alarm was raised.
The girl was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital before she died.
Devon and Cornwall Police said a number of teenagers are thought to have taken the tablets containing unknown substances.
A 16-year-old boy, from the Exmouth area, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug and taken into custody for questioning.
Detective Chef Inspector Lee Nattrass of 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 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.
‘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.’
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