Manchester Academy death: Suspected drugs overdose victim named

Manchester Academy Nikola Tomic died after becoming ill at the Academy in Manchester

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A man who died as a result of a suspected drugs overdose at a Manchester music venue has been named by police.

Nikola Tomic, from Newcastle, became ill at the Academy on Oxford Road shortly before 04:30 GMT on Sunday.

The 30-year-old died on Monday. An investigation into his death and the origins of the drugs is continuing.

A post-mortem examination to find the cause of his death proved inconclusive and further tests have been ordered.

Greater Manchester Police have previously said it was suspected drugs were a factor in his death.

Manchester Academy is a live music venue at the University of Manchester Students' Union.

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