Six people arrested as North Yorkshire drugs death teenager named

Police have named a teenage boy who died after taking illegal drugs in North Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 9:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 9:48 am
Fifteen-year-old Josh Reeson

Fifteen-year-old Josh Reeson, from New Earswick in York, was found by a member of the public in an alley off Hospital Fields Road in York, shortly before 4am on Sunday September 27.

Six people have been arrested by police investigating Josh's death.

They include two 14-year-old boys who have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, a 33-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were in police custody yesterday.

Anyone with information that might help with the police's investigation or who saw a group of teenagers in the Fulford area of York in the early hours of Sunday is being asked to call police on 101, press option one and pass information onto the force control room, quoting reference number 12200169915.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.