A TEENAGE girl has died after being found unconscious after taking Ecstasy, police have confirmed.

Officers were called to a report that a 15-year-old girl had collapsed in Applegarth Car Park in Northallerton at around 9.30pm last night.

Police and Ambulance Services attended the scene and the girl was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, where she  later died.

North Yorkshire Police enquiries have found that the girl is believed to have taken MDMA and enquiries are ongoing to determine if the drug has led to the girl’s death.

However, officers are issuing a warning to anyone who has purchased this drug recently to be cautious and aware of the potential consequences of taking the drug.

The Northern Echo:

Detective Inspector Jon Sygrove said: “This is an incredibly sad and tragic event and police enquiries are ongoing to determine the events around the young girl’s death. Our thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.

“As our investigation continues, I’d advise anyone who has purchased MDMA recently to be cautious about taking it. If they have already taken the drug and feel unwell, please seek medical assistance immediately.

The Northern Echo:

“I’d like to appeal to the public who were in the area of Applegarth Car Park last night, who may have seen something which would assist our enquiries to come forward and make contact with the police."

  • Anyone with information is urged to call the Force Control Room on 101, quoting reference 12190085105.