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'MDMA' which left ten in hospital was spice, say police

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'MDMA' which left ten people in hospital over the weekend was spice, say police.

On Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June police were called after a number of people were hospitalised after taking what was believed to be a new form of MDMA, known as “pink champagne”.

It is now believed that this substance was in fact a synthetic cannabinoid, like ‘Spice’, however it was sold as MDMA.

Chief Superintendent Neil Evans from GMP’s Oldham and Rochdale boroughs said:

This is the first time we have seen ‘Spice’ in crystalised, and much more potent and unrefined form and it’s now being mistakenly taken as MDMA. This is extremely worrying.

Anyone thinking of taking MDMA must seriously consider what they are doing. You may feel that you know and accept the risks of taking MDMA, but you never know what you are actually taking and the reaction your body could have to it.

Last weekend a number of people suffered life-threatening side-effects after they took what they believed was MDMA. This weekend, before you think about taking MDMA or ‘Spice’, think, is your life really worth it?

– Chief Superintendent Neil Evans
  • Police are now investigating where these drugs came from, anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9063 alternatively via 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.