PublishedMon, 27 Sep 2021, 12:45
- Four people who were also at the Manchester event last Friday have been arrested on drug-related offences.
A young man has died in hospital after falling ill at The Warehouse Project last weekend, Manchester Evening News reports.
The 20-year-old, who has not been named, was taken to hospital at 3:30 AM on Saturday, September 25th, after attending the Metropolis event at Depot Mayfield. He died shortly afterwards. While the cause of death remains unconfirmed, four people who were at the same event have been arrested for the supply and possession of class A drugs.
"We are devastated and our condolences are with the individual's family and friends," said a representative from The Warehouse Project. "We are working closely with the Greater Manchester authorities to help with inquiries at this stage."
This incident follows the recent passing of a 21-year-old man who became unwell at London venue The Cause. Since clubbing returned in England in July, there have been widespread reports of potentially dangerous pills on the market.
Drug charity The Loop has recently issued warnings after various pills containing potentially harmful substances were found in circulation at English festivals Lost Village and Parklife. According to Vice, an MDMA shortage in Europe, in combination with diminished demand in lockdown and post-Brexit transit issues, is believed to have contributed to a boom in fake pills and MDMA powder.
Visit The Loop to learn about drug harm reduction, what to do in drug-related emergencies, and strategies for staying safe. Sites like Drugs And Me and Psychnonaut Wiki provide information on an extensive range of substances, while Roll Safe and Trip Safe offer education specific to MDMA and psychedelics, respectively.