Man dies after night out in gay London club

Police are looking for witnesses and anyone with information concerning a death in the British capital. Two others hospitalized - one in serious condition

Man dies after night out in gay London club
05 August 2012

A man has died after a night out in a south London gay club in the early hours of this morning (5 August).

Ambulances were called to help save three men in Goding Street close to the gay club Area in Vauxhall.

The first was called at 4.08am to help an unconscious 25-year-old, referred to in the police report as male one, and was taken to St Thomas’ Hospital in serious condition.

In a statement made to Gay Star News, a London Ambulance spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 4am to Goding Street, SE11 to a man reported to have stopped breathing.

‘We sent two ambulance crews, a responder in a car and an officer to the scene, with the first staff arriving within four minutes.

‘Extensive efforts were made to resuscitate the patient at the scene and on the way to St Thomas’ Hospital.’

The 25-year-old was declared dead at 5am.

The London Ambulance was called again to Goding Street just before 4.40am and again at 5.10am to help treat two other male patients.

While the second man was conscious, the third was in a serious condition and both were taken to St Thomas’ Hospital.

A Met police spokesman said the death is being treated as unexplained.

No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. 

GSN approached the clubs in the area but they were not available for comment. Sources suggest the men may have visited or been at Area club and claim that venue closed early due to the incident – Gay Star News emphasizes that this has not been confirmed by official sources.

Enquiries are ongoing so if you have any information, call Lambeth police on +44 (0)20 8749 3597.

UPDATE: Police have now issued a warning about tainted drugs to gay clubbers in London. Read more here and about a separate incident on the same night in a sauna in Soho.

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