Britain’s youngest Spice victim: Schoolboy, 14, dies after taking drug at a ...

By Charlie Bayliss For MailOnline  

Luke Pennington suffered a 'severe reaction' immediately after taking the drug at a house in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on March 17

Luke Pennington suffered a 'severe reaction' immediately after taking the drug at a house in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on March 17

A 14-year-old schoolboy has died after taking the drug Spice at a sleepover with a friend, an inquest has heard.

Luke Pennington, who is believed to be the youngest person to die after taking the synthetic cannabis, suffered a 'severe reaction' immediately after taking the drug at a house in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on March 17.

An inquest opening at Stockport Coroner's Court heard that Luke and a number of friends had bought the drug earlier that evening.

Luke had taken the drug first, then followed by another friend, a senior police officer told the hearing.

Paramedics rushed to the scene after Luke and his friend fell ill, and the pair were rushed to Wythenshawe Hospital.

Rita Wilkinson, a senior police officer at GMP giving evidence at the inquest opening, said: 'Luke was with some friends at a sleepover.

'They had purchased some Spice and that was taken. Luke had

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