Stoke & Staffordshire

Tamworth drugs death arrest

Mephedrone
Image caption Mephedrone is also often called M-CAT or Meow Meow

A woman has been arrested in connection with a suspected drugs death in Staffordshire.

Abby Swinfield, 18, from Castle Donington in Leicestershire, died in hospital on Friday.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place in coming days. Police believe her death was linked to mephedrone use.

A woman, 20, from Tamworth, arrested on suspicion of supplying Class B drugs has been released on police bail.

Staffordshire Police said Ms Swinfield had been visiting friends in Tamworth when she fell ill on the 28 March.

She was taken to Good Hope Hospital, but died almost a week later.

Mephedrone is more commonly known as MCAT.

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