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Police have issued a drugs warning following the death of a 16-year-old girl in Midlothian.

The teenager was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Saturday after becoming ill at a party

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are issuing a drugs warning following the death of a 16-year-old female in Newtongrange on Saturday.

“Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding her death are at a very early stage, however one line of inquiry officers are following is that she may have had access to ecstasy-type tablets.

“These tablets are known as red Bugatti Veyron and purple Ninja Turtle.

“Anyone who has taken these tablets is urged to seek immediate medical attention.

“Furthermore, anyone who has access to any of these tablets is strongly urged not to take them.

“Police Scotland’s message is clear: there is no safe illegal drug and no safe way to take illegal drugs.”