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WHP PRESS CONFERENCE

Following drug-related fatality

The death of a 30-year-old man 'after ingesting contaminated drugs' at The Warehouse Project launch weekend has prompted the massive Manc promoters to stage a press conference tomorrow.

The meeting, which takes place Wednesday lunch time, will discuss plans of a drug testing initiative between WHP and Home Office drug charity, The Loop, the first of its kind in this country.

The discussions come following news that Nick Bonnie died after taking what police believe was a bad batch of drugs on Friday night, while another — a suspected drug dealer who went into a coma after swallowing 12 bags — was discharged from hospital yesterday.

The Manchester Evening News also reported that in total 16 people were taken into hospital after taking drugs at the two WHP parties last weekend, sparking calls for a review of WHP's license.

Sacha Lord-Marchionne, director of WHP, said: 'Everyone at The Warehouse Project are absolutely devastated about the news and our condolences are with the man’s family. We put every possible measure and provision in place during the events and work closely with all the authorities in the planning stages to avoid these terrible situations arising. The police have suggested that this may be have been the latest of a spate of similar incidents, and be from a bad batch of drugs currently circulating in the North West. Whether your coming to The Warehouse Project or anywhere else for a night out, we urge people to take care and look out for their friends, and seek assistance as soon possible if you feel unwell.'

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