Man seriously ill in hospital in Newcastle after suspected drug-taking

The Northern Echo: Nothumbria Police: Drugs warning Nothumbria Police: Drugs warning

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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5:52pm Mon 30 Dec 13

NO EINSTEIN says...

Only in the UK would we warn smack heads and other druggies to be careful about their ILLEGAL drug sources.
We should not only be telling these scum suckers to go for it, but advising them to mix it with bleach.
These low life's get there money from burgling/robbing/and stealing from us.
Also they drain the benefit systems, and act as carers for each other in order to rape the benefit systems even more.
No sympathy at all here.
Only in the UK would we warn smack heads and other druggies to be careful about their ILLEGAL drug sources. We should not only be telling these scum suckers to go for it, but advising them to mix it with bleach. These low life's get there money from burgling/robbing/and stealing from us. Also they drain the benefit systems, and act as carers for each other in order to rape the benefit systems even more. No sympathy at all here. NO EINSTEIN

8:16pm Mon 30 Dec 13

darloboss says...

NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Only in the UK would we warn smack heads and other druggies to be careful about their ILLEGAL drug sources.
We should not only be telling these scum suckers to go for it, but advising them to mix it with bleach.
These low life's get there money from burgling/robbing/and stealing from us.
Also they drain the benefit systems, and act as carers for each other in order to rape the benefit systems even more.
No sympathy at all here.
couldnt have put this better agreed 100%
[quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: Only in the UK would we warn smack heads and other druggies to be careful about their ILLEGAL drug sources. We should not only be telling these scum suckers to go for it, but advising them to mix it with bleach. These low life's get there money from burgling/robbing/and stealing from us. Also they drain the benefit systems, and act as carers for each other in order to rape the benefit systems even more. No sympathy at all here.[/p][/quote]couldnt have put this better agreed 100% darloboss

10:57pm Mon 30 Dec 13

renot says...

Please engage your brain before you speak. I know plenty of people who take drugs to enjoy themselves and they hold down steady jobs and contribute to society in very positive ways. To call everyone "scum suckers" because they take illegal drugs is illogical.
Please engage your brain before you speak. I know plenty of people who take drugs to enjoy themselves and they hold down steady jobs and contribute to society in very positive ways. To call everyone "scum suckers" because they take illegal drugs is illogical. renot

11:07pm Mon 30 Dec 13

darloboss says...

renot wrote:
Please engage your brain before you speak. I know plenty of people who take drugs to enjoy themselves and they hold down steady jobs and contribute to society in very positive ways. To call everyone "scum suckers" because they take illegal drugs is illogical.
are you a solicitor or a cop ??? smackhead !!!!
[quote][p][bold]renot[/bold] wrote: Please engage your brain before you speak. I know plenty of people who take drugs to enjoy themselves and they hold down steady jobs and contribute to society in very positive ways. To call everyone "scum suckers" because they take illegal drugs is illogical.[/p][/quote]are you a solicitor or a cop ??? smackhead !!!! darloboss

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