Greater Manchester Police have confirmed this morning that a 30-year-old man collapsed and later died in hospital after falling ill at last night’s Warehouse Project.
Police are investigating whether tragedy was the result a bad batch of drugs that lead to the death of a 30-year-old man.
Police said they are aware of five other people that have been admitted to hospital feeling unwell after taking a controlled drug. They are all currently being treated in hospital.
Det Insp Aaron Duggan said: “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.
“If you attended The Warehouse Project last night and are feeling unwell, I would ask you to go to hospital for a check up as soon as possible.”
The Warehouse Project has released a statement about the incident on their Facebook page.
As some may have read in the press today, unfortunately last night a man was taken ill at The Warehouse Project and died in hospital this morning. Everyone at The Warehouse Project are devastated about the news and our condolences are with his family.
The Warehouse Project are assisting the police with their ongoing enquiries surrounding the circumstances of the man’s death. They have suggested that there may have been a bad batch of ecstasy in circulation as others who attended last nights event are also unwell. While these people are whilst in no danger, some are still being treated.
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, alert a member of bar staff or security who can notify the medical team who are always there to help.
Likewise if you see someone who looks like they need help, please let a staff member know as soon as possible.
The Warehouse Project
Our thoughts are with man’s friends and family.