An 18-year-old girl died after attending an event at Warehouse last night

It is not confirmed whether she was a student


Police have confirmed that a teenage girl has died after attending the Knee Deep event hosted by Shindig last night. Northumbria Police believe the girl had taken MDMA prior to falling ill.

An ambulance was called to Warehouse at 4:40am. She was taken away to hospital by paramedics, but her condition worsened and she sadly passed away.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the teenager’s death and remains in police custody.

Chief Inspector Phil McConville said: “The initial police investigation into this young woman’s death indicates that she may have taken some kind of drug and had a fatal reaction to the substance.

“We believe it may have been MDMA and we need anyone else who was at this nightclub and who may have taken any drugs to go to hospital immediately and get checked out.

“Enquiries into the woman’s death will continue and it is vitally important that anyone who has any information about who supplied the drugs contacts the police immediately.

“We need to establish exactly what the substance was and where it came from in order to prevent anyone else from taking it.

“Drugs are illegal for a reason and we would urge anyone with any information about this tragic incident to contact us immediately.”

Anyone who has any information about who may have supplied the drugs, or who bought any drugs at the same nightclub that evening, should contact police on 101 quoting log 236 06/11/16.