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13-year-old in critical condition after taking suspected MDMA

Greater Manchester Police said that they had arrested a 15-year-old yesterday in relation to the incident.

A 15-YEAR-OLD has been arrested and a 13-year-old remains in a critical condition after taking what is believed to have been MDMA on Saturday in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said that they had arrested the 15-year-old yesterday on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and perverting the course of justice.

Police were called to Timperley Metrolink station in Manchester at about 4.30pm on Saturday after a teenage boy became unwell.

He was rushed to hospital where police say he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Police say they believe he took the drug MDMA but that tests are still being carried out.

Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert, from GMP’s Trafford borough said that the case was “another example of the consequences of taking drugs”.

“Sadly this is another example of the consequences of taking drugs and I would urge anyone who is tempted to take drugs to stop and think about the implications,” he said.

You don’t know what they contain or how they could affect you, so please don’t risk it.

Gilbert also urged anyone who was possession of the drugs to hand them into police.

“If anyone is in possession of these drugs I would urge them to hand them in to the police and if you have taken any then please go to hospital immediately as a precaution to get yourself checked over,” he said.

The incident follows a similar one in Manchester last month where three 12-year-old girls became ill after taking ecstasy.

Gilbert appealed for anyone with information over the incident to come forward and contact police on 101.

“Our thoughts remain with the boy’s family at this difficult time,” he said.

Read: Two arrests after 12-year-olds take ecstasy and are hospitalised

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