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Man seriously ill in hospital in Newcastle after suspected drug-taking
5:09pm Monday 30th December 2013 in News
POLICE are warning of the dangers of illegal drugs after a man was taken to hospital.
At 12.49pm today (Monday, December 30) police received a report of concern for a man at an address at Osborne Road in Jesmond, Newcastle.
He was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment where he is in a serious condition.
Other people at the address were checked by paramedics as a precaution. Information given to the police suggests those involved had taken illegal drugs.
It is thought one of those is ecstasy, however, this has not been confirmed. Enquiries are being carried out to establish exactly what happened.
Officers are warning people about the dangers of taking any illegal drugs.
Chief Inspector George Maratty said: "We were called to the address on Monday where a man was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
"We are carrying out extensive enquiries and are working with our partners to find out what has happened and warn others of the dangers.
"Taking any illegal drug is dangerous and potentially life-threatening.
"Information suggests those in the house had taken ecstasy, which is an illegal class A drug, and we would urge people not to take it. “
"Anyone who has taken it and feels unwell is urged to seek medical treatment immediately."
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information that could is asked to call police on 101.
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