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Four in hospital after taking what's believed to be MDMA.

Police are urging anyone who thinks they may have taken the drug to seek medical attention. Credit: PA

A man is critically ill and three others are in hospital after taking what's believed to be a form of the drug MDMA.

During the course of Saturday night, four men were taken to hospital in Oldham after falling seriously ill after taking the drug.

Police say one of the men is in a critical condition.

It is believed they have taken a crystal form of the drug, which may be known locally as ‘magic’ or ‘pink champagne.'

Police are now urging anyone who thinks they may have taken it to seek medical attention.

Detective Sergeant John Coleman of GMP’s Oldham borough said:

“If you believe you have taken any of these drugs, which you may know as magic or pink champagne, then I would urge you to seek medical attention immediately.

“We are also actively seeking to find the person responsible for their distribution before they supply anyone else with what is a potentially lethal substance.

“If you have any information about those responsible then I would ask you to please contact police immediately.”

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