A company which was planning to stage a 'zombie' paintball game at an abandoned Birmingham hospital, has been told it is not permitted to do so after the whistle was blown on the event.
Organisers at ZombieXperience have been forced to pull the plug after the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust received a tip-off and threatened to involve the police.
The planned shoot-out was scheduled to take place on July 5th at the now disused Selly Oak Hospital, which is partly demolished.
A spokesman for the NHS Trust in Birmingham said:
He went on to say how those taking part would be risking life and limb by entering the 'unsafe' 17-acre property and that such an event was in breach of health and safety regulations.
Selly Oak Hospital became redundant after the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital was unveiled in 2011 and the site is set to be transformed into a 650-home village.
The only clue as to where the paintball event was to be held were in the shape of sickening images of the hospital on the ZombieXperience website - showing blood-stained labs, bathrooms and corridors ahead of the event.
90 people had spent upwards of £60 for tickets and were set to be collected from Birmingham and escorted to the mystery location dubbed 'Site Zero'.
Dan Hatton, founder of the Gloucester-based company, also claims to have secured a deal to stage similar events at Ashwell Prison in Rutland and a disused factory in Coventry.
Prior to the cancellation of this latest event, the 33-year-old said in a recent interview:
The entrepreneur launched his business a year ago with help from a £6,000 government start-up loan.
But despite his success, he will now have to find a different hospital for his next zombie invasion.