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Memorial for care home death girl
St Peter's Church (photo courtesy of manxscenes.com)
The service was taking place at St Peter's in Onchan
Friends and family of a teenager who died in an Isle of Man care home have gathered for a memorial service.

Nadine Smith, 17, died of a suspected drugs overdose in a Manx Family Services home in Onchan last December.

Her funeral took place at St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh City last week, almost three months after her death.

The memorial service was taking place at St Peter's church in Onchan on Wednesday afternoon. Investigations into Nadine's death are ongoing.

Independent review

Before an inquest into her death was adjourned, the court heard how initial indications suggested she died of a drugs overdose.

Nadine, from Armagh City, was a former pupil at St Ninian's High School in the Isle of Man.

She had been living in the staffed unit in Onchan with two other youngsters.

An independent review of the circumstances surrounding her death is also under way.

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