The dodgy batch of super-strong ‘Blue Teslas’ is being connected to an incident at a club night at The Cause in Tottenham, north-east London, in which one person died and two were left in hospital
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Clubbers are being warned about a lethal type of ecstasy pill circulating after a man died taking the drug.
The dodgy batch of super-strong ‘Blue Teslas’ is being connected to an incident at a club night at The Cause in Tottenham, north-east London.
My London reports that one person was left dead and two more in hospital.
Emergency services were called to the venue near Tottenham Hale station, shortly after 3am on Saturday.
A number of people had fallen ill after taking drugs, the Metropolitan Police said.
Three were taken to hospital but one was subsequently pronounced dead.
The other two are in stable condition. It’s not believed they knew each other.
Following the incident there are warnings about the type of illegal ecstasy pill known as ‘Teslas’, which the affected party-goers are believed to have taken.
Along with news of the incident, presenter Tom Usher, said: “Just FYI it’s a dodgy batch of blue Tesla pills. If you have any chuck them away.
“Not sure if it’s just a case of them just being stronger or having something bad in them (three separate people have had problems this weekend makes me think it’s the latter).”
Met Police have not confirmed the type of drug taken by those who fell ill at The Cause.
Superintendent Simon Crick, in charge of policing for Enfield and Haringey, said: “There is no safe way of taking illegal drugs, however the incidents overnight have caused us particular concern.
“We urge anyone who bought drugs in or around the nightclub to dispose of these substances as soon as possible.
“An investigation is continuing to establish where these drugs have come from and I encourage anyone with information to contact police.
“If anyone has taken an illegal substance and becomes unwell then they should seek immediate medical advice.”
In a statement, a spokesperson for the The Cause said: “This weekend’s events have been cancelled.
“We are currently dealing with a medical incident outside of our control and are assisting the police with all investigations.
“We offer our condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of those involved and are absolutely devastated.
“Stay safe. Look after your friends and those around you x.”
It comes days after the popular Bristol nightclub Motion warned about the type of drug following a death in the city.
They put out a statement on social media on July 29 which along with a picture of a Tesla-themed blue pill, said: “We are aware of some extra strength pills in Bristol.
“Please be careful wherever you go this weekend – please stay safe and look after each other.”