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Police believe two teens who died took 'what they thought to have been MDMA'

An 18-year-old man is currently in police custody, awaiting questioning in relation to the incident.

Pryzm nightclub
Pryzm nightclub
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POLICE IN ENGLAND are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of two teenagers.

Devon and Cornwall Police were informed at around 1.40am today of two men who were unconscious at Pryzm nightclub in Plymouth.

The two 19-year-olds were taken to Derriford Hospital where they both later died.

An 18-year-old man is currently in police custody, awaiting questioning in relation to the incident.

Detective Inspector Julie Scoles, said: “It is currently believed that the two men who died were part of a larger group who had taken what they thought to have been MDMA.

“We are investigating these deaths and have located the rest of the group who are thankfully showing no ill-effects at this time.”

Scoles said police are not currently seeking anyone else in connection to the deaths, but “would like to hear from anyone who has any information that can help us with our enquiries”.

“I am urging the public, especially those going out and planning to take recreational drugs, to be aware of this incident and think twice before taking any unknown substance,” Scoles added.

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