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Warning over batch of drugs after man dies and others fall sick at nightclub

The men became ill while attending the Cause club in Tottenham, north London (Picture: Google)

A man has died and two others are in hospital after falling ill at a nightclub in north London.

It’s suspected all three had taken illegal substances, prompting police to warn about a potentially bad batch of drugs in circulation.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to The Cause in Ashley Road, Tottenham, shortly after 3am on Saturday following a number of people becoming unwell.

A man, 21, man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His death is currently being treated as ‘unexplained’ and a post mortem examination is due to take place. His next of kin have been informed. No arrests have been made.

Two other men were also taken to hospital where they are in a stable condition.

The Met added: ‘At this early stage of the investigation it is understood that all parties have taken drugs.

‘At this stage we don’t believe any persons were known to each other.’

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.’

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