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Three held over mephedrone deaths bailed

Three people arrested in connection with the deaths of two teenagers who had taken the drug mephedrone have been released on bail, police said today.

The trio - males aged 26, 20 and 17 - were detained after the deaths of Louis Wainwright, 18, and Nicholas Smith, 19, in the Scunthorpe area on Monday after taking mephedrone during a night out.

The deaths have provoked a nationwide debate on what to do about so-called "legal high" drugs.

Police also arrested a fourth person - a 26-year-old man - who remains in custody.

Humberside Police said the three have been bailed pending further inquiries.

All those arrested were detained on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.

A spokesman also said post-mortem examinations on Mr Wainwright and Mr Smith have been completed but officers are waiting for the results of toxicology tests which could take several weeks.

The spokesman said: "Humberside Police is continuing to encourage anyone who knows somebody who has possession of the drug to either hand it in to a local police station or dispose of the substance as soon as possible and contact Humberside Police."