Drugs warning after boy, 17, dies 'taking ecstasy'

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A teenager believed to have taken "a quantity of ecstasy tablets" has died, prompting a warning from police.

The 17-year-old, from Knowsley, Merseyside, died on Friday morning after being taken to hospital.

His death is being treated as unexplained, but initial enquiries had made Merseyside Police "sufficiently concerned" to issue a warning.

Det Insp Matt Smith warned "anyone out there thinking of taking drugs this weekend" to "think twice".

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