Man and woman from St Helens arrested over girl’s ecstasy death

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A teenage lad and a woman from St Helens have been arrested in connection with the death of a 17-year-old girl who died after taking an ecstasy tablet.

Police were called to the Victoria Warehouse on Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford, at around 5am on Monday, May 2 after the girl had an adverse reaction to the “Mastercard” ecstasy pill while on a night out.

She was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards.

Police later arrested a 19-year-old man and a woman aged 20 in the early hours of Tuesday morning on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

Both of them remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Ewart said: “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the family of this girl at this heart breaking time.

“We have made two arrests in connection with this investigation and currently have a man and a woman in custody who will be questioned later today.

“Sadly, we know that other people will have taken this form of ecstasy, known as ‘MasterCard’, and we are continuing to urge anybody who may have taken it to please get themselves checked out.

“If you have information that you believe can assist us with our investigation or you know where this drug may have come from then please contact police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 8567662, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.