A teenage girl has died after taking a form of ecstasy known as “MasterCard” during a night out in Manchester.
The girl was attending a club night at the Victoria Warehouse in Trafford, on Bank Holiday Monday when she allegedly took the drug.
Police were called after she suffered an adverse reaction. She was taken to hospital, but died a short time later.
Officers investigating her death are now concerned about any others who may have taken the pills.
They are urging them to quickly seek medical attention.
Detective Inspector Helen Bell from GMP’s Trafford Division said: “This is a tragic situation, the death of a young person is always devastating, but in these circumstances, it is all the more heart breaking.
“My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.
“Sadly we know it is very unlikely that the girl was the only person to have taken this drug last night.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have taken this form of ecstasy, known as “MasterCard” to get checked out urgently. Even if you took it some hours ago, this pill will still be in your system and could be seriously harming your health.
“Anyone with any information about what happened or where this drug may have come from is asked to contact police as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 8567662 , 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.