Hereford & Worcester

Five arrested over teenager's death in Hereford

The scene
Image caption The teenager collapsed in Old School Lane, near the junction with Kingsway

A 17-year-old boy has died after collapsing in a Hereford street.

Paramedics said they were called to reports of an unconscious patient on Old School Lane, at the junction with Kingsway, at about 03:00 BST.

Police, who were alerted at about 04:15, said the boy was taken to Hereford Hospital but died there.

A 16-year-old and four 17-year-olds have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after the death, which is being treated as unexplained.

Image caption Flowers have been left at the scene

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