TWO teenager boys have been arrested on suspicion of offences involving the supply of Class A drugs after a 14-year-old girl died in a North Yorkshire seaside town.

The Scarborough girl was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after becoming unwell, but died after arriving at hospital. North Yorkshire Police has now appealed for information and issued a warning about illegal drugs.

Officers were called by the ambulance service to a report that a girl had become unwell at an address in Scarborough at about 4pm on Wednesday.

When paramedics arrived, two teenage girls were found to be unwell at a property in the North Marine Road area of the town. Both girls were taken by ambulance to hospital.

A 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. A 13-year-old girl remains in hospital. Her condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

Two teenage boys have been arrested by police on suspicion of offences involving the supply of Class A drugs.

One has been released under investigation, the other remains in custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Wright, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young girl who died as a result of this tragic event, and of all those affected by it.

“Extensive police enquiries are ongoing to determine the events around her death.

“Although our investigation is at an early stage, I would urge anyone who has acquired MDMA or other illegal drugs recently not to take them. If you have taken such a drug and feel unwell, it is vital that you seek medical help immediately.

“This is clearly a devastating incident, and I would ask everyone to respect the privacy of the families involved, and refrain from speculating about this incident online."

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.

lIn a separate incident, as part of their continued crackdown, North Yorkshire Police carried out a drugs warrant in Selby.

Following local intelligence, police executed a warrant on a property in Byram.

After a search of the house, an amount of suspected class A drugs, tablets, cannabis, a number of mobile phones and sim cards and a quantity of cash were found.

A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession to supply class A drugs. He has since been released under investigation.

Inspector Martin Wedgewood said: “As I said following our activity last week and the previous warrants which have been served, we are committed to protecting the residents of Selby and getting drugs out of our town.

“Illegal drugs pose a real threat, not only on a personal level to those who choose to take them, but also to the wider community as a whole, due to the criminality it breeds."