Megan Lee suffered an allergic reaction
men who were arrested after the death of a 15-year-old girl who suffered a
severe allergic reaction after eating a takeaway curry, have been bailed.
Lee from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, was rushed to hospital on 30 December but
died on New Year’s Day. It is thought that the teenager had a nut allergy.
two men were held on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter by gross negligence
by Lancashire Police. One of the men is 37 and from Rossendale in Lancashire, the
other 38 and from Blackburn.
takeaway that Miss Lee ate was from the Royal Spice, on Union Road,
Oswaldtwistle, which has closed until investigations are complete.
Police said they are continuing to work closely in liaison with colleagues from
Trading Standards and Environmental Health as part of their inquiries.
added that while a post mortem examination has taken place to establish the
cause of Miss Lee’s death, the full results are not yet known.
Lee’s parents described their daughter as a ‘role model’, ‘inspiration’ and
‘princess’. They said: ‘Our hearts are shattered at the sudden loss of our
beautiful daughter’, adding: ‘She immediately touched the hearts of everyone
she ever met.’
at Miss Lee’s school, Richard Jones described the teen as ‘a most wonderful
young lady who brought a smile to the face of everyone that she met.
was the epitome of a St Christopher's pupil, bright, articulate, thoughtful and
caring, and full of so much potential. We miss her terribly and will continue
to in the days, months and years to come.’
Earlier this year, restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman, owner of the Indian Garden restaurant in
Easingwold, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence. This followed
the death of a man who went into anaphylactic shock after eating a curry at one
of Mr Zaman’s restaurants.