A 17-year-old girl who died after taking an ecstasy pill has been described as “an awesome kid”.
Faye Allen died in hospital following an adverse reaction after apparently taking one “MasterCard” tablet at the Victoria Warehouse nightclub in Manchester on Monday morning.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed that a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman from the St Helens area were arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
Both remain in custody for questioning.
Faye’s boyfriend’s father told the Manchester Evening News: “She had never been to a rave or nightclub before. This was the first time. They are a couple of young lovers who have gone to a club. Faye took a pill for the first time and disaster has struck.”
The father, who was not named by the paper, added: “The whole family are absolutely devastated. We don’t know how we are going to look after each other.”
Friend Tommy Forsyth wrote on Facebook that it was “out of character” for the teenager, who “loved her family”.
He said Faye was “an awesome kid” who had a “cheeky smile that made her look like she was still 2 years old and she loved her family. These are the things everyone should remember her for”.
Greater Manchester Police were called to Trafford Wharf Road in Trafford at around 5am on Monday.
They urged anyone who may have taken the drug to seek urgent medical attention.
Detective Chief Inspector Ben Ewart, of GMP’s Trafford Division, 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 856 7662, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.