Sudden Death Of Teenager In Camborne

Police are continuing their investigation after a girl from Camborne died after taking an unknown substance on Friday 6 July.

Ambulance crews were alerted to reports that a teenage girl had collapsed on Meneth Road in Camborne after taking an unknown substance. Police were notified at around 10.40pm and attended the scene.

The girl, who was 15-years-old, was taken to Treliske Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 10.30am on Saturday 7 July.

Two 15-year-old girls and a 15-year-old boy were also taken to hospital. All three are not believed to be in a serious condition and the boy has since been released from hospital. The two other girls are expected to be released today.
The families of all the children have been informed and are being supported by officers and medical staff.

All four teenagers are believed to have taken the same unknown substance which police have seized and will be subject to further examination.

Detective Superintendent Roy Linden said: “This is a truly tragic incident in which a young girl has lost her life.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this terribly difficult time.

“It is believed that all four teenagers were initially hanging around a scrapyard near Tesco, before heading back to the home of one of the teenagers.

“All four have then gone on to Pengegon Park and an area known as ‘The Courts’, which a well-known area for teenagers to gather. A short time later the 15-year-old girl collapsed and an ambulance was called.

“At this time we would like to speak to anyone who has information in connection with this incident, including anyone who was in the area on Friday evening.

“We want to warn children and young people of the dangers surrounding taking drugs. Safeguarding young people is a priority and we ask parents and carers to speak to their children about the risks associated with taking drugs.

This is a tragic incident and we do not wish for anyone else in our community to have to go through the same ordeal.

“We are currently at the beginning of our investigation to establish the facts surrounding this incident.

“A 17-year-old boy from Redruth and a 17-year-old boy from Camborne were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class and have both been bailed until 3 August 2018.”

Anyone with information which can assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact 101@dc.police.uk or phone 101, quoting log number 1187 06/07/18.

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Linzi Berryman (Police, Community Messaging Officer, Devon and Cornwall)

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