BREAKING: Sheffield woman dies after taking Ecstasy on night out in city

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A woman who fell critically ill after taking Ecstasy on a night out in Sheffield has died.

The 22-year-old woman, who has not yet been named, was taken to hospital yesterday morning after falling ill after taking a drug, believed to be MDMA, otherwise known as Ecstasy.

A second woman, aged 20, was also taken to hospital yesterday after she too became ill after the suspected consumption of drugs.

She remains in hospital in a serious condition this afternoon.

South Yorkshire Police said the women are believed to have been on separate nights out in the city, when they both became ill in the Glossop Road area at around 5.50am.

They were rushed to hospital, where one later died.

Two people arrested in connection with the investigation, a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

They were held on suspicion of supplying a controlled substance.

Detective Sergeant Andy Shields, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “This is an upsetting development in the investigation and our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this very sad time.

“We have detectives working tirelessly to investigate the circumstances surrounding these two incidents, which we believe are not connected, and we continue to appeal for information from anyone who may be able to help with our enquiries.

“We also want to reiterate our advice to everyone to be aware of the dangers both legal and illegal drugs can pose, please be careful and report any concerns you may have.”

If you hold any information that could help police with their investigation, please call."

Contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 or email quoting incident number 103 of June 7.