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Drugs-related arrest after teenager's death

A woman has been arrested and two teenagers reported to prosecutors over alleged drugs offences after the death of an 18-year-old man in Cumbernauld.

Declan Thomson fell ill at a house in the North Lanarkshire town in the early hours of Sunday morning. He died in Monklands Hospital later that day.

Police said his death was unexplained. It is believed they are looking into whether it was drugs-related.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out to establish how he died.

Teenagers reported

A 17-year-old woman was arrested and is expected to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Wednesday in connection with alleged drugs offences.

Two males, both aged 15, have been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with alleged drugs offences.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "An 18-year-old man was admitted to Monklands and District General Hospital at around 0230 hours on Sunday 3 April 2016 after becoming unwell at a house in Cumbernauld. He died within hospital later that day.

"The death is being treated as unexplained, however, a post-mortem will be carried out in due course to establish the exact cause of death.

"A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

Mother's anguish

Mr Thomson's brother, Dean, died last year aged 19.

Posting on Facebook, their mother Linda Ann Thomson, said: "Never forget the days U were born now I will never forget the days we had to say goodbye to U both.

"Me and Dec were sooo close. My heart has now been broken twice.

"My heart goes out to my poor Anthony I love all my boys loads and will never ever B forgotten my 2 lovely angels xxxx."

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