Deaths of teenagers after nightclub event not linked, police say

Both deaths are being treated as drug-related.

The deaths of two teenagers who attended the same event at a nightclub are not connected, police have confirmed.

The two 18-year-olds died within hours of each other after reportedly attending a performance by DJ Ben Hemsley at the SWG3 nightclub in Glasgow on Saturday.

The deaths are being investigated as drug-related.

Police were called to a report of an 18-year-old man taking unwell in the Constarry Road area of Croy, North Lanarkshire, at around 11.20pm on Saturday.

He was taken to the University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie, but died a short time later.

In the early hours of Sunday, another 18-year-old man became unwell on Eastvale Place in Glasgow’s west end, the location of the SWG3 venue.

Police were called at around 2.20am.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in the city, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police Scotland said on Monday it was investigating whether the deaths were linked, but the force has now ruled this out.

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, divisional commander for greater Glasgow, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the two men who have lost their lives.

“So far in our inquiries it has been established that both of these men, who were unknown to each other, attended the same event in the Eastvale Place area of Glasgow on Saturday night.

“However, inquiries remain ongoing and although we are investigating both deaths as drug-related at this time, there is no evidence to suggest there is a connection between these deaths.

“We are committed to establishing the full circumstances and are working with the venue, colleagues in the NHS and Public Health Scotland as our inquiries continue to ensure a partnership and public health-led approach.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 4538 of August 12.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on or through Fearless – an anonymous reporting site for young people at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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