UPDATED: Drugs arrest after woman, 22, dies

Kimberly Bradbury
Kimberly Bradbury

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of supplying class A drugs after a young woman’s death in Ilkeston at the weekend.

Mental health support worker Kimberly Bradbury, 22, died on Saturday.

Her family have paid tribute to a ‘treasured daughter’, ‘cherished sister’, ‘idolised aunty’ and ‘loving girlfriend’.

Police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of supplying class A drugs on Monday. He is still being questioned in police custody today (Tuesday).

National newspapers have linked the former South East Derbyshire College pupil’s death to PMA – known as ‘Doctor Death’ – a drug, similar to ecstasy, thought to have been involved in 11 deaths nationally.

But police have said this is ‘pure speculation’ and are awaiting the outcome of a post mortem which was being undertaken today.

Unconfirmed reports state that Miss Bradbury had been on a boat cruise on the River Trent in Nottingham during the day on Friday before returning home to Ilkeston.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) confirmed she was taken to Queens Medical Center in Nottingham at about 5.50am on Saturday.

An EMAS spokesman said that the initial call just after 5am stated that someone ‘may have taken drugs’.

A police spokesman said: “We are investigating because it is an unexplained death.

“We are keeping an open mind to a number of lines of inquiry and want to speak to people who saw here before her death to find out what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

Friends have left tributes on Facebook. One read: “So beautiful and so full off life mate I’m going to miss you so much mate.”

Another said: “Can’t believe it – so young! My heart goes out to all friends and family it’s just so tragic x”

Derbyshire coroners are set to open an inquest into her death towards the end of this week.