Grieving mother makes emotional plea to trace who supplied drugs to daughter

The mother of a clubber who died after taking what is believed to be MDMA at a nightclub rave made an emotional appeal to find out who gave the drug to her "bubbly and beautiful" daughter.

Stephanie Shevlin, 22, from Liverpool, suffered an adverse drug reaction at Crewe's The Box venue on Saturday night.

She was rushed unconscious to the town's Leighton Hospital but later died.

Stephanie Shevlin
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Michelle Shevlin paid tribute to her on Monday, saying: "My daughter Stephanie was a vibrant, bubbly and beautiful 22-year-old girl with her whole life in front of her. She was due to start college in September studying computers.

"To have her life cruelly taken away in this manner is soul-destroying and all I want is for my little baby to come home.

"If anyone can help me and my family find out who supplied these drugs to my daughter then I would appeal for them to come forward and help the police."

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Cheshire Police launched an investigation after being called to the hospital shortly after 1am on Sunday.

The force said Stephanie was believed to have taken MDMA, also known as Ecstasy. The club was hosting an event called Core Blimey - The Carnival of Rave, on Saturday night.

Speaking on Sunday, Detective Chief Superintendent Serena Kennedy, said: "Sadly, it is unlikely that the victim was the only person to have bought and taken drugs at this location last night.

"We would urge anybody who may have taken the drug to seek urgent medical attention."

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