Stroud man dies at club

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.

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Dead Stroud man man thought to have taken ecstasy

The parents of a Gloucestershire man who died after taking what police have described as a bad batch of drugs says he paid with his life for 'one stupid mistake'.

30 year old Nick Bonnie, whose mother works in drug rehabilitation, collapsed and died after taking what is believed to have been ecstasy at a warehouse party. Richard Payne reports.


Charity worker's mother: 'Drugs destroy people's lives'

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."

– Pauline Bonnie
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Family pay tribute to man who died at music event

Nick Bonnie with his girlfriend Leah Credit: GMP

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.

Police are investigating Nick Bonnie's death Credit: GMP

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."

Charity pays tribute to colleague after drugs death

The Prince's Trust has released a statement following the death of a man from Stroud who has died after taking drugs at a nightclub in Manchester. 30 year old Nick Bonnie worked for the charity.

We are deeply saddened to hear this news. Nick was a talented and valued colleague and he will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

– The Prince’s Trust


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Drugtakers warned they are dicing with death

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
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Warehouse Project 'deeply saddened' by death

The Warehouse Project says everyone at the venue is deeply saddened by the death of a 30 year old man early this morning.

"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 you're 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.”

– Sacha Lord-Marchionne, Director, The Warehouse Project.
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Fears over 'particularly bad' batch of drugs

Police are trying to find out more about a "particularly bad batch of drugs" after a man died and five people were admitted to hospital at a music venue.

They were called to Manchester Royal Infirmary at about 4.30am today after the death of a 30-year-old man who had collapsed at the Warehouse Project in Trafford, Manchester.

Officers say the man, who was from Gloucester, had bought the killer powder inside.

One woman who was taken to hospital had bought the drugs elsewhere.

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