Girl, 14, dies of drug overdose

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl from Lowestoft died today following a suspected drug overdose.The teenager died at just before 8.30am at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston having been admitted to the Accident and Emergency department yesterday.

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl from Lowestoft died today following a suspected drug overdose.

The teenager died at just before 8.30am at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston having been admitted to the Accident and Emergency department yesterday.

A 22-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man, both from Lowestoft, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.

Both are today being quizzed by officers at Lowestoft police station.


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Police were alerted to the incident by hospital staff after the girl was admitted to the hospital at just before 3pm yesterday.

A post mortem examination was due to be carried out today by a Home Office pathologist.

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Police are not releasing the name of the girl.

The girl's family has been informed.

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