TWO men arrested following the death of a teenager from Oswaldtwistle have been released on bail.

Megan Lee, 15, died in Royal Blackburn Hospital on New Year’s Day from a severe allergic reaction, two days after eating a takeaway meal.


A 37-year-old man from Rossendale and a 38-year-old man from Blackburn were arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter by gross negligence.

They have been bailed pending further enquiries until Friday, July 7.

Officers also said Indian takeaway Royal Spice in Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, has been closed temporarily in connection with the investigation.

A police spokesman said: “A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of her death has taken place.

“However, the results are still not fully known.”

Her funeral will take place at Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle, at 12.30pm on Friday.

Her school, St Christopher’s in Accrington, will be closed in the afternoon to allow students and teachers to attend.”

Headteacher Richard Jones said: “Megan’s death was completely unexpected and has come as a shock to the whole school community.

“I visited Megan’s parents last week and found them remarkably composed.”