Will police consider cracking down on drug use in Manchester club Sankeys, as four people were taken to hospital after mixing alcohol and what is suspected to be ecstasy.
After emergency services were called to the Radium Street night club 2 men and 2 women, all aged between 19 and 21, were taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary where three of them were kept overnight for observation.
There has always been a drugs crowd at Sankeys nightclub, and although the club fulfils all of its legal requirements to keep drugs out, they are still a very prevalent part of the nightclub and the crowds of people that attend.
Although it is often assumed that many drugs are taken before people enter Sankeys, the effects of ecstasy on these four people are indicative, as many long suspected, that drugs are being dealt inside the club.
"No doubt there will be a few people who were in the club last night who are not feeling particularly great today, but if anyone did take ecstasy or any other illegal drugs and is concerned please seek medical advice. “I would also ask anyone who might have information about anyone selling drugs in or around the club to call me or my team,” said Detective Inspector Julian Flindle.
Could pressure from police to catch people dealing drugs inside affect the success of one of Manchester’s most famous and successful clubs? One student thinks not: “...if they catch anyone dealing drugs in there they’ll just be replaced by someone else. If they try and stop people getting drugs in they’ll just find new ways to sneak them in. For a lot of people Sankey’s is about getting smashed and you won’t stop them if they’re determined to do it.”