Image released of much-loved Crosby teen that died after falling ill at Nation

28th December 2015
John Milburn, from Crosby, who tragically died after falling ill at an event at Liverpool nightclub Nation. The 19-year-old is pictured here walking the family dog Dougie

The parents of a teenager who tragically died after being taken ill at Liverpool club night Cream have shared an image of their son as detectives urge anyone with details about his death to come forward.

Desperate to find out what happened, Graham and Mandy are hoping the picture of much-loved John Milburn will spark fellow clubbers’ memories about his final movements.

Heartbroken Mandy has also appealed for anyone who may have found the mobile phone she lost days ago to come forward as it contains treasured photos of her popular son.

An apprentice engineer, John passed away in an ambulance after emergency services were called to city centre venue Nation in the early hours of this morning.

The 19-year-old, from Crosby , was described as a “good, nice, easy-going kid” by Graham , who is demanding answers over what led to the family receiving the devastating call from the emergency services just before 5am.

creamA second man, who is not thought to have attended the club with the former Chesterfield High pupil, is currently fighting for his life after falling ill at the same event.

Detectives are currently “exploring a number of lines of inquiry” and say it is unclear if both men took illegal substances.

The event at which John and the second man, who is 41, fell ill was the final night at Nation, the home of Cream, before the Wolstenholme Square venue makes way for a £40m redevelopment of the area.

Urging anyone with details about last night’s incidents to come forward, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Ephgrave said: “At this stage of the investigation, we are exploring a number of lines of inquiry and it is unclear if both men took illegal substances. The men were not in a group together.

“We are continuing our investigations today but would like to take this opportunity to remind people of the dangers of taking illegal drugs.

“Our message is clear, it is not only illegal to buy and sell drugs but it can also be very dangerous and potentially fatal. We would urge people not to be tempted to take illegal drugs – you don’t know what they are made of, where they have come from or what effects they may have on you.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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