A 29-year-old man has suffered a life-threatening heart attack inside a Doncaster nightclub thought to be linked to a dangerous batch of ‘extremely harmful’ ecstasy pills.
Police have issued a picture of tablets thought to have been taken by the man and another person who also fell ill overnight, with detectives stating the pills could be homemade and advising anyone who has taken them to seek immediate medical assistance.
Both men attended the Warehouse nightclub on North Bridge Road in Doncaster on Friday night.
The 29-year-old man had a heart attack inside the club in the early hours of Saturday morning and is currently in hospital in a critical but stable condition.
At 5.40am this morning, officers on patrol were flagged down to help an 32-year-old man who was having chest pains.
He had also been at the Warehouse nightclub last night and also reported having taken tablets similar to those pictured.
He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.
Detective Sergeant Andy Knowles said: “We believe these tablets may be some form of ecstasy, but this has not yet been confirmed.
“They may well be homemade and could be extremely harmful.
“I want to warn anyone who bought pills similar to these not to take them and also advise anyone who has taken them to seek medical assistance.
“I’d like to hear from anyone who was at the Warehouse nightclub last night who may have information about where the tablets came from. We need to make sure that other pills like this are taken out of circulation as soon as possible to ensure no one else is hurt.”
Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 215 of Saturday 14 May 2016.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.