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Tributes paid to clubbers who died after taking drugs

‘One stupid mistake’: Joshua Brock (left) and Aaron Reilly PICTURES: SWNS

TRIBUTES have been paid to two teenagers who died after taking drugs in a nightclub.

Relatives said Aaron Reilly and Joshua Brock, both 19, took what they believed to be ecstasy during an event at Pryzm in Plymouth on Saturday.

Other members of their group took the same substance but showed no ill effects, police said.

The family of Mr Reilly, from Newton Abbot, Devon, said he was a responsible young man who made ‘one stupid mistake’. His younger brother Kian added: ‘I tried so hard to follow in his footsteps and I still do now but I no longer have anyone to look up to and I don’t have my big brother to help me through life.

‘I can’t believe he was taken from me and my family from one silly mistake, just trying to have fun on a night out with his best mates.’

Relatives of Mr Brock, from Okehampton, said taking the pills was ‘totally out of character as he was always against drug taking’.

The teenager was in his third year of a diploma in aircraft engineering at the Flybe Training Academy in Exeter.

‘One moment of madness led to this tragedy,’ his family added.

After collapsing in the club, the pair were taken to Derriford Hospital, where they died. Devon and Cornwall Police arrested an 18-year-old man and released him under investigation.