THE family of Leah Heyes have thanked well-wishers for their "overwhelming" support following the teenager's death last week.

15-year-old Leah, from Northallerton, died after becoming ill. Although the exact cause of her death is to be determined, she became ill after taking what officers believe to be MDMA, also known as ecstasy.

A vigil was held for the teenager last night, and Leah's mother, Kerry Roberts, said her daughter would be "really happy to know that you all cared so much about her".

Ms Roberts said: "I would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages and tributes following the death of my beautiful daughter Leah.

"I’m overwhelmed with the support that people have shown.

"Thank you for coming together to remember Leah tonight, it’s such a fitting tribute to her as she loved to be around people and to spend time with her friends.

"She would be really happy to know that you all cared so much about her."

Officers investigating the death in Northallerton have thanked people for coming forward, but say there are more people they need to speak to as they appeal for mobile phone footage taken on the night.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, a boy aged 17 and a man aged 18. Both have been released while under investigation.

If you can assist the investigation, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for Northallerton CID. Or call in at the front officer on Crosby Road in Northallerton during (time) .

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote incident number 12190085105