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Death of two teenagers at SWG3 event were "drug-related", police confirm

The deaths of the two 18-year-olds came after they attended a 12-hour party at the Glasgow venue

Death of two teenagers at SWG3 event were "drug-related", police confirm

Police officers investigating the deaths of two teenagers who attended a party at Glasgow venue SWG3 have said that they were "drug-related".

The two 18-year-old men, who died after attending a 12-hour party at the club on Saturday, 12th August, are not believed to have known each other, with police saying the deaths are not connected.

The party kicked off at 2pm with a daytime part of the event taking place in the venue's Galvanisers Yard complex before it moved inside at 10pm and continued through until 3am.

One of the teenagers collapsed at the venue at around 2am, and was taken to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. He died a short time after arriving at the hospital.

The other man was taken unwell at Croy railway station in Lanarkshire shortly after 11pm. He was subsequently taken to the nearby University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie, but was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted.

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, Divisional Commander for Greater Glasgow, said: "Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the two men who have lost their lives. So far in our enquiries it has been established that both of these men, who were unknown to each other, attended the same event on Saturday night.

"However, enquiries remain ongoing and although we are investigating both deaths as drug-related at this time, there is no evidence to suggest there is a connection between these deaths."

Police have continued to carry out enquiries at the venue, which has been cordoned off in the days since the party. They are also appealing for information from anyone who attended the event and may be able to help. People can contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 4538 on 12th August in order to share information.

"We are committed to establishing the full circumstances and are working with the venue, colleagues in the NHS and Public Health Scotland as our enquiries continue to ensure a partnership and public health led approach," Sutherland said.

Read DJ Mag's feature on why drug harm minimisation policies are needed for UK clubs now more than ever here.