A 19-year-old male collapsed after taking ecstasy at the RADIO 1 LOVE WEEKEND party at NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY at the weekend.
A police spokesperson confirmed that the man, from the Manchester area, was being treated in hospital for the after-effects of taking drugs, and Northumbria Police are investigating the source of the drugs.
He was taken to hospital after the all-night event, which started on Saturday night (July 21) and finished in the early hours of yesterday. His condition has improved from critical, and this morning (July 23) he is reported to be “much improved.”
ananova.com reports that a 21-year-old woman was raped by three men at the city’s Town Moor after getting lost on her way back from an event at Exhibition Park.
The weekend’s dance events, which were broadcast on Radio 1, were held at various venues around the city and replaced the original Love Parade which was cancelled at the last minute after the city council failed to implement sufficient safety measures for the parade, which would have attracted 250,000 people to the city.