Three teenagers arrested by police investigating drugs death of Josh, 15

2 Feb 2021 @ 9.39 pm
| Crime

Officers investigating the death of 15-year-old Josh Reeson today arrested three more people.

An 18-year-old man and two teenage boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

The 17 year old was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. All three have been released on conditional bail.

Josh was taken to York Hospital by ambulance in the early hours of Sunday 27 September 2020, where he died later that day.

An inquest heard this week that Josh died from multiple organ failure after he took a ‘significant quantity’ of ecstasy.

Timeline of tragic night

Josh and his friend left an address on Fulford Road around 3.10-3.15am and from there they walked down Fulford Road towards town.

They then doubled back slightly and went down Broadway West.

The two boys then walked back on to Fulford Road, where they met a female friend near to the junction of Maple Grove.

It is at this point, on the junction of Fulford Road and Maple Grove that Josh became ill. A relative of Josh’s friend called the ambulance and stayed with him until it arrived.

A 15-year-old girl, 16-year-old boy, 33-year-old woman and 37-year-old man remain on conditional bail.

Two teenage boys, aged 14 and 15 remain under investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for CID York
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email CID York here
Quote reference number 12200169915