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Teen charged in connection with death of student who died after concert

Emily Lyon
Emily Lyon

A teenage boy has been charged in connection with the death of student Emily Lyon after a concert at London's O2.

The 17-year-old boy, who has not been named, has been charged with possession and intent to supply the party drug MDMA.

He was released on bail to appear before magistrates in Bromley on November 25.

Emily, 17, was among six youngsters who went to the Red Bull Culture Clash on June 17 and was taken to hospital after apparently taking illegal drugs.

Her father Steve Lyon, from Teddington, south-west London, later spoke of his family's difficulty in dealing with her death.

He said: "We are absolutely devastated at what has happened and we're struggling to come to terms with it.

"Emily was a wonderful, vibrant young lady. She was a loving daughter and a caring sister, who was much adored by her vast circle of friends.

"It can be seen how these so-called 'recreational substances' can result in such tragic consequences for so many people. Those who take them can pay the ultimate price."

Emily's death is being treated by police as unexplained. A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive and officers are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.