Teenager released as police probe schoolgirl's death in Portadown

One of two people arrested in connection with the death of a teenage girl from suspected drug use in Portadown has been released.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 23rd May 2017, 11:48 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:28 pm
Corcrain Community Woodland in Portadown where police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl
Corcrain Community Woodland in Portadown where police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl

The girl, named locally as 15-year-old Caitlin Shortland from the Laurelvale area, passed away in hospital after she became unconscious in the Corcrain area on Saturday evening.

The PSNI has confirmed they are investigating the girl’s death and “a possible link to drugs”.

A 19-year-old and 17-year-old man were arrested by PSNI on Monday in connection with her death.

A spokesperson said this morning: “A 19-year-old male arrested last night by detectives investigating the death of a 15-year-old-girl in the Portadown area at the weekend has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.”

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