POLICE LOOK FOR DRUG DEALER AFTER LOVE PARADE DEATH

A 20-year-old collapses and dies after the weekend bash in Leeds...

Police are attempting to trace a drug dealer who is thought to have sold Ecstasy to a clubber who died at the LEEDS LOVE PARADE over the weekend.

Twenty year-old Ian Scott of Stowmarket in Suffolk collapsed outside the ’66’ Club on Boar Lane in Leeds at approximately 5am on Sunday morning (July 9), following the dance music festival at Roundhay Park.

He was taken to the Leeds General Infirmary, but was pronounced dead soon after his arrival.

An official post-mortem took place yesterday (July 10), but results are yet to be confirmed. However, initial investigations have confirmed that Scott bought Ecstasy at the festival, and was seen talking to a man they would like to trace in connection with his death.

West Yorkshire Police have described the man as of Mediterranean appearance, 30-35 years of age, with swarthy skin, dark stubble and collar length hair. He was wearing a blue jacket, and was seen with Scott at approximately 5pm in the trade stand area of the festival.

Anyone with any information should contact Millgarth CID on 0113 241 3285.

The rest of the Love Parade passed without any major incident. Nine people were arrested for offences ranging from possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, theft and drink offences, while a “large number” – thought to be in excess of 1,200 people, were treated on site for drink and drug-related illness. 450 others were also taken to local hospitals.