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Police issue warning after man dies of Ecstasy tablet known as ‘punisher’ and two arrests are made on the Isle of Wight

A man has tragically lost his life on the Isle of Wight after taking an Ecstasy tablet we can reveal.

Police and Paramedics were called to an address in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight early on Saturday morning after a man who has been named as Harley Mason was  found unresponsive.
CPR was attempted but unsuccessful

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary have been standing guard at the property on Pomona road in Shanklin and a search of the man home has been carried out.

An investigation has been launched and the Isle of Wight coroner has been informed of the circumstances of the death of the young man.
A neighbour who asked not to be named said that they had seen Harley on Friday and seemed his normal happy self. The first I knew of the tragic incident was when the police and the ambulance turned up. The police came around and asked if we had seen or heard anything. It’s such a waste I was really good friends with him.

Hamshire Constabulary have sadly confirmed the death of the man

Officers were called to Heathfield House on Pomona Road in the town at just before midday on Saturday 29th June. It is at the address that officers found the body of Harley Girven – also known as Harley Mason – inside a flat.
Detectives investigating the death are currently treating it as unexplained and a Home Office post-mortem is to be held on Wednesday.

As a consequence of the teenager’s death police are reminding people of the dangers of taking illegal drugs and in particular, a blue triangular ecstasy/MDMA tablet known as ‘punisher’, which is known to be around 3 times stronger than other ecstasy tablets.
2 teenagers who were in the flat when Police and paramedics arrived were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs. They are a 16-year-old girl from East Cowes and a 17-year-old boy from Newport. They have since been released under investigation. Their arrests are not directly connected with death but are understood to be drug related.

Harley’s family have today provided this tribute to him:
“Our boy Harley; a fun and lovable son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to so many. We will remember you for your sharp sense of humour and unique take on the world; that sought to challenge you in so many ways, that other’s may never know.
“A courageous man with love in your heart, who will always be so much to so many. Now free of your pain, run free from your wheels to your brother Mikey who we all know will be waiting. You will be forever in our hearts.”