Katie Jones of the South Wales Echo reports that more than 20 people have fallen ill following a mystery food poisoning outbreak at a city centre event which attracted more than 40,000 revellers.
An investigation has been launched after complaints from revellers who attended the Cardiff Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras.
Thousands braved the rain and flocked to watch acts including Charlotte Church, Gina G and Lisa Scott-Lee as the party got into full swing at Cooper’s Field last weekend.
But Cardiff council has confirmed officers are investigating ‘a food poisoning incident’ and a Mardi Gras spokeswoman confirmed 20 people had complained of being ill after the event.
She said: ‘We have had 20 people ill with suspected food poisoning.
‘It’s in the hands of the environmental health service. We regret if anything has happened at the event but are waiting for the results of the investigation.
‘We’re not sure which catering facilities these people have claimed to have used at the Mardi Gras.’
A council spokesman was unable to confirm how many people were involved and said: ‘We can confirm that Public Protection are investigating a food poisoning incident which occurred at the Mardi Gras.
‘We are unable to provide any further details until the investigation has been completed.’