A girl aged nine has become the youngest victim of the NekNomination drinking craze.
Rhiannon Scully was hospitalised after downing a dangerous cocktail of vodka and whisky, encouraged by her two friends, also aged nine, who had apprently seen similar stunts on Facebook.
The schoolchild was found with her "eyes rolling into the back of her head," riding home "all over the place" on her electric scooter and still in her school uniform by her horrified mother, who swiftly called an ambulance.
She had to have her stomach pumped and was monitored overnight in hospital.
Rhiannon, from Leadgate, County Durham, is believed to be the youngest person linked to the deadly drinking game that has now become a global craze and sees people being filmed while performing bizarre challenges.
But the shocking incident is not unusual, with officers blaming peer pressure for an increase in drinking among the very young.
Yesterday police confirmed they questioned both Rhiannon’s family and her friends’ families about the incident but decided no action was required.
Rhiannon’s mother Michelle, 32, claimed the alcohol was taken from a cupboard at her daughter's friend’s house without the knowledge of any parent.
The mother said the doctor calculated she had drunk around half a pint of the dangerous concoction, the Daily Mail reported.
"Even a fully grown adult would hesitate to mix vodka and whisky," she said. "She was being sick in the bathroom before the paramedics got there."We found out in the ambulance that it was a NekNomination. Rhiannon uttered “them stupid NekNominations”.