A heartbroken mum whose teenage son died within two days of his best pal believes drugs may have played a part in the tragedies.

Aidan Rae, 17, died on September 12, just two days after his best mate, Connor Luke, also 17.

Both mums live on the same estate in Irvine and are friends.

Aidan's mum, Louise Rae, 36, told how she had been comforting her friend Carol O'Reilly after the sudden death of her son, Connor.

According to the Irvine Times, police are probing a drugs link into the teen's death, after he fell at a house in Partick, Glasgow, on September 10.

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And Louise fears that her own son 'may have been given something' before he died at a house in Stevenston, North Ayrshire.

Louise said: "It's unbelievable.

"Carol and Connor live along the road from us.

"I couldn't believe it when I heard he had died.

"I was comforting her over his death and then two days later it happened to me.

"It's just so tragic.

"We are in constant contact now just trying to help each other through this.

"I have no idea how I am going to go on without him."

Siblings, Kieran, 19, Robert, 17, Sophie, nine, Jay, six, and step brother Allan, 23, are devastated by Aidan's death.

Evening Times: Connor Luke passed away two days earlierConnor Luke passed away two days earlier

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Police are not treating the death as suspicious and enquiries are continuing.

Louise said: "We don't know for sure.
"We are waiting for police to come back to us.

"We just want answers.

"It's so hard to wrap our heads around it.

"My gut feeling is that someone has given him something to take, but we just don't know for sure."

The mum said the family had been 'struggling to accept' what had happened.

She added: "They will be lost without him.

"Jay has no understanding at all of what's happened and Kieran is really struggling to accept it.

"It is just so hard.

"He was just a baby and now he's gone.

"It's so tragic and such a waste.

"That's both he and Connor gone.

"Two young boys with their lives in front of them.

"It's so, so hard.

"Aidan was the type of kid who walked into a room and lit up everyone's lives who were in it. He was happy and bright and cheeky.

"He was a great boy, always had a smile on his face."

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Enquiries are continuing into the death of a 17-year-old male youth in Clark Crescent, Stevenston on Thursday, September 12.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal."