Warehouse Project introduces drug testing initiative

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  • Following the death of a 30-year-old man last weekend, the Manchester party has revealed details of a new system in partnership with the Home Office and drugs charity The Loop.
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  • Warehouse Project have announced details of a new drug testing system at their parties. In a move that's believed to be the first of its kind at a UK club night, the Manchester party has outlined a new system that will see on-site, government-employed scientists test drugs confiscated or handed in by partygoers, to see if they have been cut with harmful substances. Warnings will then be published on social media channels. The scheme will begin on Saturday, October 12th, with three further dates to follow this year. The announcement comes less than a week from the death of 30-year-old Gloucestershire man Nick Bonnie, who died after taking contaminated drugs in the early hours of Saturday, September 28th. Five other people were hospitalised. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Warehouse Project organisers said the initiative was planned prior to the weekend's events. In light of last weekend's events, organisers will step up security and install air conditioning units at their Trafford Wharf venue. In a press release, promoters also say that a drug dealer was arrested inside the club on the night of Saturday, September 28th, but "then went onto ingest copious amounts of his own product, leading him to be hospitalised." The person has since recovered, been discharged and arrested.