A man from Stroud has died after collapsing at a music venue in Manchester. Five others have been admitted to hospital feeling unwell after taking a controlled drug at the Warehouse Project on Friday night.
The parents of Stroud charity worker Nick Bonnie, who died after collapsing at a Manchester nightclub, have paid tribute to their 'beautiful' son.
The death of the 30 year old, who worked for The Prince's Trust, is suspected to be drugs related. His mother Pauline Bonnie, a drugs rehabilitation worker, has appealed for people to avoid illegal substances.
She has been speaking to ITV News' Dan Rivers..
We don't want anyone to go through what we're going through now basically - if anybody's thinking or offered or believes that it's a good thing to take drugs it isn't.
Drugs destroy people's lives, the impact it's having for our family is a permanent one, and I don't think we'll never get over it...he was a special boy."
The family of the man who died after collapsing at a music venue in Trafford have paid tribute to him.30 year old Nick Bonnie from Gloucestershire died at the weekend after becoming ill at a club in Trafford. His family say his death has devastated them.
They go on to say that, "Nick was known by many as having a big heart, big personality and the most infectious smile ..... Our lives and all those who were blessed to share a part in his life, are broken. Our life will never be the same without Nick and he will never be forgotten."
Police say the man who died after taking drugs at a dance event in Manchester had consumed an unknown white powder.
Four of his friends were also taken to hospital.
They've told detectives that they bought their drugs inside the Warehouse Project at the club's opening party.
One woman, who was not with that group and who had bought her drugs elsewhere, was also taken to hospital for treatment after collapsing inside the venue in Old Trafford.
"We believe from the accounts of the gentlemen's friends that they purchased it in the club. Whatever they believed it to be it clearly wasn't, it was dangerous.
"There was a lady as well who was at the same event and we believe she had taken a substance as well but from a different source.
"The message has got to be that whatever it is, you are really dicing with death when you take this stuff. You don't know what it is. We've got two incidents where someone's been seriously ill and in one case someone has died. It really isn't worth the risk."
– Chief Supt Mark Roberts, divisional commander for Old Trafford