Knaresborough teenager dies in drug overdose in York

24 september 2008.'Police scene on Roundhay Crescent, Harehills, this morning (wednesday).''do not cross police tape police line cordon
24 september 2008.'Police scene on Roundhay Crescent, Harehills, this morning (wednesday).''do not cross police tape police line cordon

A FORMER King James’s School student has died in an apparent drugs overdose in York.

16-year-old Poppy Rodgers from Knaresborough died in York Hospital after police attended a house on Tang Hall Lane during the early hours of Friday, April 20.

A 21-year-old local man connected to the incident was also taken to York Hospital but has since been allowed home.

The pair are belived to have taken a yellow/white paste containing amphetamine.

A 23-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both from York, have been arrested in connection with the investigation and have now been released on bail.

Poppy, a student at York College, left King James’s School last year.

Mr Carl Sugden, head teacher at King James’s said Poppy had been a ‘well thought of and popular student with a good group of friends.’

Police are appealing for more information about the circumstances surrounding Poppy’s death. Please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 with any information.