Two teenage clubbers, both 18, die in suspected drugs tragedy
Two teenage clubbers, both 18, die in suspected drugs tragedy after all-day rave at popular venue
- Both men had been attending an event featuring superstar DJ Ben Hemsley
Two teenage clubbers have tragically died in a suspected drugs tragedy after collapsing during a 13-hour rave at a Glasgow nightclub.
The two men, both aged 18, were attending popular nightspot SWG3 where DJ ace Ben Hemsley was headlining.
In upsetting scenes, one of the men was seen to collapse at the venue before he was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow where he died soon after.
The second man was found unresponsive at Lanarkshire’s Croy station and rushed to University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie where he sadly could not be revived.
Police Scotland have said that they are exploring the possibility that the two deaths could be drug related and will make further enquiries to ascertain if the substances were from the same batch.
The two men, both aged 18, were attending popular nightspot SWG3
DJ ace Ben Hemsley (pictured) was headlining the all day festival at the venue
Speaking to the Sun, a source reportedly close to the investigation said that the two deaths were ‘very similar in nature.’
They continued: ‘This is every parent’s worst nightmare – their kids going out for a great time and not coming home.
‘It’s imperative to establish any further links, including if the toxic substances come from the same person.’
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘Around 11.20pm on Saturday, August 12, we were called to a report of a man taking unwell in the Constarry Road area of Croy.
‘Emergency services attended and an 18-year-old was taken to University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
‘Next of kin are aware and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.
‘Around 2.20am on Sunday, August 13, we were made aware a man had become unwell at a premises on Eastvale Place, Glasgow.
‘An 18-year-old was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
‘Next of kin have been informed and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.’
A spokesperson for SWG3 said: ‘We are devastated at the news and our deepest sympathies are with the families.
‘We will continue to assist the police with their inquiries.’
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