Three Cumbernauld teens arrested after man dies

One of the accused was due to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court earlier this week. Picture: TSPL
One of the accused was due to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court earlier this week. Picture: TSPL
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Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with drugs offences after the death of an 18 year-old man

Declan Thomson died in hospital in the early hours of Sunday after becoming unwell at a house in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out but it is understood his death may be drug-related.

Declan’s mother Linda Ann told the Scottish Sun her son fell ill at a party celebrating his 18th birthday and her loss has come just a year after his older brother Dean died.

A 17-year-old woman has been arrested and was due to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court earlier this week.

Two boys aged 15 were also arrested and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal in connection with drugs offences.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “An 18-year-old man was admitted to Monklands and District General Hospital at around 2.30am on Sunday after becoming unwell at a house in Cumbernauld. Sadly, he died within hospital later that day.

“The death is being treated as unexplained, however a post-mortem will be carried out in due course to establish the exact cause of death.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

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An online fundraiser to help with Declan’s funeral costs has collected more than £1,300.

A message on the GoFundMe page created by family friend Kim Lennox says: “I hope everyone can pull together and help a little towards Declan’s funeral as we all know the family have had a hard year losing their middle son Dean just over a year ago and now their youngest son Declan.”

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