[The Independent] | Drug-testing facilities should be used at all UK festivals after Mutiny deaths, urge experts

All UK festivals should provide drug-testing facilities, experts and campaigners have urged, following the deaths of two young people believed to have taken high-strength ecstasy at a festival over the bank holiday weekend.

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Fiona Measham is director of The Loop, currently the UK’s sole drug-testing charity at festivals. Staffed by volunteers, it has piloted the service over the last two years and will be at 10 UK festivals this year. She said: “We have strong police support – we couldn’t and wouldn’t operate without that - and we are calling on the government, Public Health England, local authorities and events across the country to support us in rolling out drug testing facilities further." [Read more]

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