Stroud men to stand trial after Manchester nightclub 'drug death'

Nick Bonnie and partner Leah Wilkins Nick Bonnie died on 28 September

Three men accused of drugs offences and perverting the course of justice are to stand trial after a man died at a Greater Manchester nightclub.

Nick Bonnie, 30, from Stroud, died at The Warehouse Project in Trafford after taking a drug he believed to be ecstasy.

The men, all from Stroud in Gloucestershire, are charged with supplying or possessing class A drugs.

They and a fourth man are also charged with perverting the course of justice.

They are all due to appear at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court on 28 January.

They did not enter a plea at an earlier hearing at Trafford Magistrates' Court.

All four charged men are from Stroud, in Gloucestershire:

  • James Churchill, 30, of Selsey West, is charged with perverting the course of justice and six counts of supplying a class A drug;
  • Paul Tabb, 30, of Stanley View, is charged with perverting the course of justice and two counts of possession of class A drugs;
  • Dean Neale, 29, of Mosley Crescent, is charged with perverting the course of justice and two counts of possession of class A drugs;
  • Simon Lloyd-Jones, 29, of Fox Moor Lane, is charged with perverting the course of justice.

A police investigation began in September after officers were called to Manchester Royal Infirmary following the death of Mr Bonnie, who was originally from Stroud but lived in Bristol.

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