Student, 18, told friends she took ketamine before she collapsed at uni halls

A LAW student told friends she had taken ketamine before collapsing in the doorway of Cardiff University halls.

Megan Pollitt, 18, died in hospital four days after taking the party drug.

The teenager’s heartbroken family have paid tribute to her “beautiful bright smile” and say she will be “forever loved”. 

Coroners believe Meghan's death was potentially caused by an overdose of the drug. 

Senior Coroner for South Wales Central Graeme Hughes said: "There is reason to suspect that Megan Pollitt's death was related to possible drug overdose or toxicity."

And Coroner's officer Emma Mathias confirmed: "Megan Pollitt was a student at Cardiff University living in university accommodation.

"She was found by her housemates in the doorway collapsed.

"She was conveyed to University Hospital Wales but passed away on November 16.

"She had earlier told her friends that she had taken ketamine.”

A full inquest into the teen’s death will take place in January 2021.

The news comes as Megan’s family lovingly paid tribute to the young student. 

The teen, from Rugby, Warks, had just started her studies 140 miles from home at Cardiff University and was  "full of dreams and aspirations", her family said. 

In a statement, they said: “Meg dedicated her time to everyone around her and was always there for others.

"She had recently started studying law in Cardiff and was full of dreams and aspirations.

“We will miss her beautiful bright smile and positive energy that would lift the spirits of anyone.

“Meg loved the outdoor space, particularly hiking with her Dad and her dog. She had recently climbed Snowdon and reached the summit.

“Meg will be missed and forever loved by her Mum and Dad, sister, grandparents and friends.”

Police are also investigating whether Megan's death is linked to that of a 25-year-old man who died on Sunday, November 15.

Detective Chief Inspector Tom Moore said: “Two families have been left devastated by these tragic events over the weekend and they are being supported by officers as we continue with our enquiries.

"SWP detectives are working hard to establish the exact circumstances and would appeal for anyone with information to please contact us."

Eight people have since been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

Richard Rees, 31, has been charged in the supply of cocaine, possession with intent to supply cocaine, and possession of cannabis.


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