Warnings after tragic drugs death in Batley

Warnings after tragic drugs death in Batley

A MAN has died of a suspected drug overdose while on a night out in Batley. 

Father-of-two Jordan Jubb, 22, from Batley, had been out with friends on Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday morning when he was taken ill.

Door staff at the TBC nightclub were reported to have come to his assistance after earlier asking him to leave because he appeared drunk – he was put in a taxi, which brought him back a few minutes later.

A passer-by tried to give CPR while staff called an ambulance, rapidly followed by a repeated 999 call when another clubber came out and started behaving strangely.

The two men were both taken to Dewsbury District Hospital where Mr Jubb was later pronounced dead. The other man, aged 24, was said to be in a stable condition. A third man, aged 19, admitted himself to hospital at 6.15am but was later released following treatment.

Det Insp Stef Wiseman, of Kirklees CID, confirmed enquiries were taking place to establish the cause of death. He said: “At this stage we are unable to establish what these males have taken.

“However, we can say that all three presented with overdose symptoms and tragically one young man lost his life.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this devastating time.”

Det Insp Wiseman warned: “I would like to take this opportunity to remind people there is no safe way to take drugs.”

A spokesman for the TBC nightclub, Nick Westwell, said: “We are aware that a young man has lost his life and we are assisting police with their enquiries.

“It’s a tragedy and all we are thinking about is the family and our thoughts are with them.

“Something has happened after a customer has left the premises.

“At this moment we don’t know what has happened. It’s just tragic.”

A post-mortem will be carried out on Mr Jubb to determine the cause of death.

Mr Jubb’s mother, Mrs Debbie Jubb, said she had never known her son to take drugs and that he was well educated about their dangers.

Jordan had worked at a recycling plant in Dewsbury since leaving school.

TBC – Terrace Bar Club – was opened in August by the company that had operated the Frontier further along Bradford Road and which closed in July.

Friends of Mr Jubb paid tribute on social media.

Rachelle Newell posted on Facebook: “Can’t believe you have been taken so young known you since you was 13 & you have always been such a kind, loving, caring lad not to mention a great father to 2 beautiful kids.

“You had a heart of gold ... you will be truly missed, my thoughts are with your family at this sad time.”

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