Two Indian takeaway workers quizzed after schoolgirl, 15, dies after allergic reaction


“Megan Lee had breakfasted food from an Indian takeaway before suffering an apparent allergic counteraction. 

“The men have been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter by gross inattentiveness and are currently in police custody.

“We are working closely in liaison with co-workers from Trading Standards and Environmental Health. 

“Our thoughts remain with the set at this extremely sad and difficult time.”

Megan, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancs, was a fellow of her local ReAct Academy of Theatre Arts drama school and had recently evening star in their production of Les Miserables. 

At the weekend her father Adam, 35 – who prepares kids at Huncoat Football Club – told parents: “The love and bolstering you have all shown our family has been phenomenal.

“Thank you to every Thespian, coach, official and parent from across the borough for paying your respects to our Angel Megan.”

Abide week he and his wife Gemma, 33 – Megan’s mum – described her as “a role configuration, an inspiration, our princess.”

They added: “Our hearts are shattered at the sudden diminution of our beautiful daughter. 

“Megan loved school and thoroughly enjoyed histrionic arts and musical theatre. She immediately touched the hearts of everyone she ever met.”

Her uncle Danny Lee, 38, said: “Princess Fulfilled. The nicest person I’ve ever met.” 

Cassandra Webster, 32, principal of the Behave Academy of Theatre Arts, described Megan as an “exceptional girl”, uniting: “We are all heartbroken.”

She said Megan was due to star in a production of West Side Side Piece in June which will be dedicated to her. 

Miss Webster said: “We participate in seen her grow from a quiet little girl to this tremendous enthusiastic driven young lady who seized every opportunity.

“You can’t legitimize what has happened. It is so unfair.”

Richard Jones, headmaster at Megan’s St Christopher’s Church of England Extravagant School also paid tribute to their star pupil.

He ordered: “Megan was a most wonderful young lady who brought a smile to the daring of everyone that she met.

“She was the epitome of a St Christopher’s pupil – bright, articulate, solicitous and caring, and full of so much potential.”

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