Arrest as girl, 16, dies after taking tablet in Exeter nightclub


A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a girl, 16, died in hospital having taken an “unknown substance” at a nightclub, police said.

Officers were called to Move nightclub in Exeter by paramedics around 00:30 GMT on Saturday due to concerns for the girl.

Police said she was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital before passing away.

According to the police, the tablets were taken by a number of teenagers.

Devon and Cornwall Police have asked anyone who has been affected to come forward.

Det Ch Insp Lee Nattrass stated that the force had already identified several teenagers who had reported using drugs.

“We have seen time and time again that these substances can kill,” he said, adding, “and we have another tragic case on our hands.”

“Talk To Frank is a website that provides vital information about many different types of drugs, and we ask that parents have open and honest conversations with their children about the risks of drugs.”

“You have no idea what they contain, and you have no idea what reaction you might have; it could be fatal.” “I urge anyone thinking about using drugs to think twice and reconsider.”