Girl in coma after taking drugs

St Richard's Hospital
St Richard's Hospital

A man has been arrested after a teenager from Bognor Regis suffered a violent reaction to a pill she had taken.

The 17-year-old girl was taken to St Richard’s Hospital early this morning (Monday, July 22) in a critical condition after taking a pill similar to MDMA, or ecstasy.

Friends called for an ambulance just before 2am when the girl had a violent reaction to the pill. She has been placed in an induced coma while she recovers.

Detective Sergeant Russ Burgess said: “The name of the drug isn’t clear but I want to warn people to be cautious of what they take.

“This girl’s lips had turned blue and she was extremely ill when her friends called for help.

“A 19-year-old man from Bognor Regis has been arrested on suspicion of supply.”