The Warehouse Project have announced that they will be launching pioneering drug testing measures. This follows the tragic death of a man and hospitalization of a string of revellers on Saturday morning at the Warehouse Project in Trafford Park, Manchester. A 25-year-old man was arrested inside the club on the night of September 28. Having consumed large amounts of the drugs, he was subsequently hospitalised.

This is a move that is considered to be a first for a UK club and has been welcomed by the government, police force and public. Starting on 12 October, when Rudimental, Bondax and DJ EZ are billed, drugs seized will be tested in a Home Office funded laboratory housed within a trailer outside the venue. Warnings of what the drugs contain will then be sent out across social media.

Sacha Lord from The Warehouse Project, said: "Any drugs confiscated are going to be put through a machine, which in seconds evaluates what is the makeup of that particular confiscation. We can then send out messages via social media during the event."

The Warehouse Project have said that the scheme was planned before the incident on Saturday and they also announced plans to increase security. [via FACT]

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