Two men remain stable after house party

Published Sunday, 29 December 2013
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Two men remain in a stable condition in hospital following a house party in the outskirts of Belfast during which one man died suddenly.

Two men remain stable after house party
Police at the scene of the sudden death in Twinbrook, Dunmurry. (© Pacemaker)

The men are all believed to have taken yellow speckled "Rolex" ecstasy tablets.

The party took place at a flat in the Thornhill Court area of Twinbrook on Friday evening.

A 41-year-old, named locally as Gerard Mulholland, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. He was a successful DJ in the area.

Four men were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for treatment after falling ill. Two of them remain in a stable condition, while two others have been released from hospital.

Detectives are investigating reports that yellow ecstasy type tablets, known as "speckled Rolex", may have been taken by the men during the house party.

Officers have urged anyone in possession of the pills not to take them, saying the pills should be disposed of "immediately and safely".

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4 Comments
John in Belfast wrote (107 days ago):
Gerard and I were in the same class in school for quite a few years, we both grew up around the corner from each other. I remeber that Gerard was very close to his family and was a very down to earth and affablie guy. Gerard was always trying to better himself and had spent some time in America in pursuit of a different way of life but returned home to Belfast were he tryed new ventures and could be close to family and friends. I have fond memories off Gerards company and remember both of us laughing alot as children as we both shared the same quirkey outlook on life. Rest in peace Gerard untill we all meet again.
Michelle in West B wrote (108 days ago):
Any more on the streets should be handed in, and destroyed !!!!
james in lurgan wrote (108 days ago):
its time to deal with the scum thats selling drugs and destroying peoples lives !
Brian in Belfast wrote (108 days ago):
Old enough to know better.
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