The family of a 14-year-old girl who died in drug related circumstances in Fife have said they are “devastated”.
At around 2.45am on Monday morning, police were called to reports of a teenage girl, who has now been named locally as Carly Kilpatrick, taking unwell within a property in Inverkeithing.
She was rushed to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy by ambulance, but was pronounced dead a short time later.
A 17-year-old male youth was charged in connection with drug offences following the incident, but has since been released pending further enquiries.
Her family has released the following statement: “We are devastated by the loss of Carly and the circumstances surrounding her death.
“Carly was a loving daughter, sister, auntie and friend.
“She was a keen footballer and played for many local teams and will be deeply missed by us all.
“We would like to thank all the services involved in helping us with their support.
“We’d like to request that our privacy be respected whilst we grieve for Carly.’’
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