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Teenager in court on drugs charges after 13-year-olds fall ill

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court on drugs charges after six children were treated in hospital in Ayrshire.

The 13-year-olds were all reported to be unwell at about 18:25 on Saturday. They were taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock and were kept in overnight.

Police have said the children knew each other and may have taken a form of the drug MDMA.

The 17-year-old appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and was released on bail.

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