FIVE teenagers have been arrested after a 17-year-old boy collapsed in the street and died.
Police say the boys – four of them aged 17 and one 16-year-old – from Hereford were arrested on suspicion of drug offences and are continuing to investigate.
Google maps The 17-year-old boy was found collapsed at the junction of Old School Lane and Kingsway in Hereford
Paramedics were called to Old School Lane in Hereford at 2.58am on Friday and discovered the youth unconscious.
The ambulance service said the patient was taken to Hereford County Hospital, where he later died.
West Mercia Police were alerted at 4.15am and the youngster’s death is currently being treated as unexplained.
A spokesman for the force said: “Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 and ask to speak to Detective Inspector Mark Peters.