A 30-year-old man has died after falling ill at Manchester dance venue The Warehouse Project last night (September 27).
Five other people in attendance at the 5,000-capacity club were admitted to hospital after taking a drug believed to be ecstasy, local police confirmed. These people are said not to be in danger but some of them are still being treated.
Detective Inspector Aaron Duggan told the BBC: “We have now launched an investigation to establish the circumstances leading up to his death. It is possible that there may be a particularly bad batch of drugs out there in the community and that is a concern to us.”
D.I. Duggan also advised anyone present at The Warehouse Project last night who is feeling unwell to go to hospital for a check-up as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, The Warehouse Project has responded to the tragic news with a message on Facebook. “Everyone at The Warehouse Project are devastated about the news and our condolences are with his family,” the message states.
Outlining the venue’s attitude towards drug use, the message continues: “The Warehouse Project operates a zero tolerance policy with regards to drugs. However if you have taken something and start to feel unwell please tell a member of staff. There is a team of trained medics on site every night, and you will be treated on the premises initially. Please don’t wait to get help. Tell someone as soon as you can.”
DJs playing at the popular Manchester venue last night included Axwell and Armand Van Helden. Disclosure, Rudimental, The Knife and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers are all booked to perform at The Warehouse Project during October and November.