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Two teenagers are charged in the death of a 16-year-old student after a night at the club

TWO teenagers have been charged after a “friendly” student reportedly died while taking MDMA at a nightclub.

Lucy Hill, 16, was taken to hospital after collapsing in the bar in Exeter but tragically died there.

Two teenagers have been charged after 16-year-old Lucy Hill felt unwell at a nightclub in Devon

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Two teenagers have been charged after 16-year-old Lucy Hill felt unwell at a nightclub in Devon

Shortly after midnight on December 3, 2022, emergency responders were dispatched to Move Nightclub after the student began feeling unwell.

Unfortunately, Lucy, whose friends claimed she had taken a pill believed to be MDMA, could not be saved.

After her death, police arrested four teenagers.

Now two 18-year-olds have been charged with supplying ecstasy.

James Greaves and Taylor Rowsell will appear in court next month over the student’s death.

Lucy’s school paid tribute to her in the days after her death, praising her as a “kind, considerate, beautiful person”.

Devon and Cornwall Police said today: “James Greaves, 18, of Basset Road, Camborne, has been charged with being involved in the supply of ecstasy and a Class A drug.

“He has been bailed to appear at Exeter Magistrates Court on Wednesday, June 12.

“Taylor Rowsell, 18, of Rosebery Road, Exmouth, was charged with being involved in the supply of ecstasy and a Class A drug.

“He has been bailed to appear at Exeter Magistrates Court on Wednesday, June 12.

“An 18-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of a Class A drug was given an adult simple caution for the offence.”

“No further police action will be taken against an 18-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the supply of a Class A drug.”

She was always smiling and caring for others, and many of her friends benefited from her loyalty and caring. She was smart, hardworking and highly motivated.

Lucy’s school

An inquest opened in December 2022 found that Lucy’s friends said she had taken a tablet “suspected to be MDMA”.

Teenage school Exmouth Community College paid tribute to the teenager in the days following her death.

The school wrote: “Lucy was a kind, considerate, beautiful person. She was well-liked by her classmates and the staff who knew her well.”

“She was always smiling and caring for others, and many of her friends benefited from her loyalty and caring. She was bright, hardworking and highly motivated.”

“She was expected to achieve at the highest level in her GCSE subjects. We will miss her greatly, but she has left us all with fond memories of the lovely person she was.”

“The college is reeling from the shock that Lucy is no longer with us. Her friends, teachers and fellow students have shown amazing strength and support for one another.”

What is MDMA/Ecstacy?

MDMA, or ecstasy, is a Class A drug and it is illegal to sell, give away or take – and if you are caught in possession you could face up to seven years in prison, an unlimited fine, or both.

Anti-drug advice service Talk To Frank says users may feel loved or excited or paranoid and anxious.

Risks include dehydration and overheating.

There is no way to know what is in the ecstasy pill or MDMA powder, and there may be other drugs and ingredients added to it.

There is also evidence that long-term users may suffer from memory problems and develop depression.

For support visit talktofrank.com or wearewithyou.org.uk.

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