A 16-year-old boy, who was arrested by police investigating ecstasy pills, has been released.

Detectives held the teenager after Jack Blades, 16, collapsed after apparently taking a Mortal Kombat pill.

Jack, of Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, was in a coma last night and health chiefs said his condition was stable.

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The boy who was arrested had been expected to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court. But prosecutors revealed he had been freed pending further enquiries.

A Crown Office spokesman said: "Following careful consideration, the accused was liberated from custody pending further enquiries and did not appear in court."