​Police confirm deaths of two teenagers at SWG3 event were ‘drug-related’

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Glasgow police investigating the deaths of two teenagers who fell ill at SWG3 over the weekend have confirmed that both deaths were drug-related.

Police have also confirmed that the deaths were thought to be separate, and no links have been established between the two upon investigation.

The investigation continues into the deaths of both 18-year-olds, currently unnamed, who died within hours of each other after attending a 12-hour event at Glasgow club SWG3 on Saturday, August 12.

The outdoor event began at 2:PM on Saturday in the Galvanisers Yard section of the venue complex, with a 10-hour headline set from Newcastle’s Ben Hemsley.

Emergency services were called to Croy train station in Lanarkshire at around 11:20 PM on the night, where an 18-year-old was taken to the University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie, but was pronounced dead shortly after.

Police were then called to the venue itself where an afterparty was taking place at around 2:20AM on Sunday morning after reports that another 18-year-old man had collapsed. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, but was also pronounced dead soon after arrival.

Police are continuing to investigate both deaths, but have now confirmed that each are drug-related. They’ve asked for anyone with information to come forward.

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland, Divisional Commander for Greater Glasgow said (via The Herald) that “it has been established that both of these men, who were unknown to each other, attended the same event on Saturday night.

“However, enquiries 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.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 4538 of 12 August.

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Written by: Tim Hopkins

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