An unconscious schoolgirl was reportedly dragged into a road by her so-called friends before they dumped her – fleeing the scene on spotting the police.
The 15-year-old was rushed to hospital following the incident in Station Road, Tidworth, on Saturday night, where she’s now believed to be in a stable condition.
It’s claimed the girl was supplied pills called ‘pingers’, more widely known as ecstasy, by two friends before she became unresponsive, needing urgent medical treatment.
Police officers reportedly came across a group of young people carrying a lifeless person across a road. On seeing the police, they made off from the scene, leaving the girl in the road – unconscious and foaming at the mouth.
The victim’s mother said that her daughter “wouldn’t be here today” if it wasn’t for the officers – said to be from Hampshire – passing through the town.
“She is still in hospital but doing well”, she said. Adding: “she feels very stupid and ashamed for being so stupid and thinking it’s cool to fit in with crowd”.
Mayor of Tidworth, Councillor Mark Connolly said: “I have seen various [Facebook] posts about the horrible incident over the weekend where a young lady became seriously ill after having taken a pill. The actions of the young lady’s ‘friends’ involved in the incident are reprehensible and they should be ashamed of themselves.
“I have contacted the family to wish the young lady a speedy recovery.
“I have also contacted the local police inspector about the incident. Whilst he could not go into the specifics of the investigation, he assured me that drugs is a very high priority for the police and that much of their work in this area goes unseen.
“If anybody knows about this incident or wishes to provide other information about drugs/drug dealing in the town, please ring 101 or report it on the Wiltshire Police website, so that they can take action against the people who are putting young lives at risk.”
Anyone with information relating to this incident should contact Wiltshire Police by calling 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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