Police investigate death linked to drugs overdoes at The Academy Manchester

Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation following the sudden death of a 30-year-old man following a suspected drugs overdose.

Police attended the Manchester Royal Infirmary just before 4.30am on Sunday 9th February 2014.

Police officers attended the hospital to a man aged 30 who had been admitted to hospital after being unwell while he attended The Academy Venue in Manchester.

He died on Monday 10th February 2014, Police have launched an investigation in the the circumstances leading up to him becoming ill and the origins of the drugs which are believed to be linked to the fatal death.

a post mortem examination has been carried out to determine the cause of death which was inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out..

Detective Inspector Ian Cottrell, said: “Sadly this man has died after becoming unwell during a night out at The Academy and I want to reassure his friends and family as well as the wider community that we have launched an investigation to establish exactly what happened.

“While we are keeping an open mind we suspect that drugs are a factor in this man’s death.

“Were you in the venue on Saturday night and did you see anything untoward or suspicious? Did you see anyone selling drugs inside the venue or someone collapse inside?

“If so, please call us.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to remind people of the potential consequences of taking illicit drugs. You can never know exactly what you are taking or what reaction you will have and as this incident so tragically highlights, the consequences can be dire, not only for the person taking them but also for their family and friends.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 4223.