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Update – drug incident in Bournemouth

26 October 2017
A 15-year-old boy arrested in connection with a suspected drug incident in Bournemouth has been released under investigation.

Officers were called by the ambulance service at 10.44pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017, after reports that a 14-year-old girl had fallen ill on Fir Vale Road after taking a substance reported to have been ecstasy.

She was taken to hospital for treatment and was discharged the following morning.

A 15-year-old boy from Poole was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and has been released under investigation.

Detective Sergeant Ian Allen, of Bournemouth CID, said: "We are treating this incident extremely seriously. Anyone with information regarding the suspected supply of drugs relating to this incident should contact Dorset Police.

"It is understood that the girl attended a private under 18s party at Cameo nightclub earlier that evening. Although there is nothing to link the drug incident to the party at this time, I would ask anyone who attended and is concerned they may have taken drugs or any parents worried about their child's health following the event to please seek urgent medical advice and report the matter to police.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 24:533. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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