Newcastle Uni student, 18, pictured smiling before being found dead alongside 3 others 'after taking MDMA and ketamine'

THIS is the first picture of an 18-year-old student who died alongside three others in Newcastle at the weekend after taking MDMA and ketamine.

Jeni Larmour had left her home in County Armagh in Northern Ireland to study Architecture and Urban Planning last month.


The student was tragically found dead in her halls of residence at around 6am on Saturday.

An 18-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs but has been released on bail.

Police have now issued an urgent drug warning and believe they were factor in Jeni's death after finding ketamine at the halls.

A total of ten people have been arrested in connection with the four teens' deaths.

They said another girl, 18, was found dead a day later at the same halls of residence with cops discovering the same drug nearby.

An 18-year-old arrested in connection with her death has been released on bail.

An 21-year-old male Northumbria University student also died on Sunday with MDMA found at the scene.

A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of supplying a class A drug has been released on bail.

His death came after another 18-year-old man, who was not a student, was discovered dead on Saturday at around 3.50pm.

Seven people have been arrested in connection with his death but have since released on bail.


Tributes have now flooded in for Jeni, who attended the Royal School Armagh and was a Combined Cadet Force member.

One wrote on Facebook: "Rest in peace gorgeous, taken too soon."

Another said: "Can't believe what I've just found out. The nicest girl I've ever met. Will miss you so much. Rest easy beautiful."

A spokesman said that specialist officers are supporting the families of those involved.

Although the causes of the deaths have not been confirmed, officers want to warn the public about the danger of taking drugs.

TRAGIC DEATHS

Chief Inspector Steve Wykes said: “This weekend we have seen the tragic loss of four young lives and our thoughts continue to be with the family and friends of those who have sadly died.

“Although our investigations are at an early stage and we continue to establish the circumstances around these tragedies, we want to reiterate our warning to people against taking drugs for recreational use.

“The consequences could cost you your life.

“We will continue to work with both universities and will be increasing our patrols in the areas where these tragedies have occurred.”

He said that anyone who has taken these drugs and needs emergency medical attention should always call 999.

A Newcastle University spokesperson said: "We are devastated to learn of a second death at our University and our wellbeing teams are providing support to those affected.   

“The health and safety of our students is our utmost priority and in light of the sad and shocking events of this weekend our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Day, has with great sadness written to all our students this morning informing them of the distressing news and offering support to anyone affected. 

“In light of the warning from Northumbria Police and Public Health that drugs may be a factor in these and a further two deaths in our region, the Vice-Chancellor also wrote to all students last night to remind them of the dangers of illegal drugs and directing them to our Wellbeing Service if they need any help or support. 

“Students who are found with illegal substances are subject to disciplinary procedures ranging from fines to expulsion from the University.  

“We would urge anyone with relevant information to contact Northumbria Police on 101  and any student who needs help or wants to speak to us about this, please contact the Wellbeing team.

“As this is an active police investigation, we are unable to provide further comment at this time.” 


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