POLICE have issued a drugs warning following the death of a 17-year-old boy after taking esctasy at a house party.
Paramedics were first called to the scene by police at 4am this morning to the house.
The boy, who has not been named, was rushed to Royal Preston Hospital where he later died.
Police say his family has been informed.
His death is currently being treated as unexplained and an investigation is on-going.
Lancashire Police said: “He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but was sadly pronounced dead shortly afterwards. His family have been informed.
“Whilst his death is currently being treated as unexplained, it is believed that he had taken MDMA and cannabis during the evening before he became unwell.”
Det Insp Martin Pearson, from Preston Police, said: “This is an extremely sad set of circumstances and my thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.
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“We know that he was at a gathering at a house with friends and we believe he has taken drugs in the lead up to his death.
“Following this tragic incident, I would like to take this opportunity to remind people, especially youngsters, of the potential risks of taking drugs. Whilst they may be seen as safe and enjoyable, they can prove fatal.
“If you have taken something and start to feel unwell, please seek medical attention immediately.”
A file of evidence meanwhile is being prepared for a coroner ahead of an inquest.
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