Uni fresher, 18, dies after collapsing in halls following night out
An 18-year-old university fresher has died after collapsing at her halls of residence in the early hours of Saturday.
The teenager was found collapsed by flatmates in her student digs at Talybont Halls of Residence following a night out in Cardiff.
She was taken to hospital in critical condition but died four days later.
Police are investigating the possibility the girl may have taken a lethal batch of the party drug Ketamine, the Wales Online reports.
Officers are interviewing fellow Cardiff University students to trace her movements on Friday night.
And detectives are investigating whether the teenager’s collapse in the early hours of Saturday is linked to that of a 25-year-old man who died on Sunday.
A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said officers were called to Tongwynlais, Cardiff, at around 12.15am on Sunday after the 25-year-old man fell ill.
She said the man’s friends and medics attempted CPR but he died in hospital.
The spokeswoman said: “There is nothing at this stage to suggest they are connected but detectives are keeping an open mind and investigating the possibility that the drug Ketamine might be a factor.”
Detective Chief Inspector Tom Moore added: “Two families have been left devastated by these tragic events over the weekend and they are being supported by officers as we continue with our enquiries.
“SWP detectives are working hard to establish the exact circumstances and would appeal for anyone with information to please contact us.”
Eight people have since been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs and one, Richard Rees, 31, has been charged in the supply of cocaine, possession with intent to supply cocaine, and possession of cannabis.