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Medication stolen from car

Dated: 18 Aug 2014

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Update 12.20pm

This is an update to a previous release about a theft of veterinary medication from a car in Newcastle.

At 8.42am today, Monday, August 18, police received a report that drugs belonging to a vet were stolen from a Skoda parked at Princes Meadow in Gosforth. It's believed to have happened overnight between Sunday night and Monday morning.

The stolen medication - including a bottle of Pentoject, small injectable bottles of Sedator, and a small bottle of Alvegesic - has since been recovered in nearby woods.

Any witnesses to the theft are asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 247 18/08/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

18/08/14 9.30am

Police are warning people of the dangers of taking medication that is not prescribed to them after veterinary medication was stolen from a car in Newcastle.

At 8.42am today, Monday, August 18, police received a report that drugs belonging to a vet were stolen from a Skoda parked at Princes Meadow in Gosforth. It's believed to have happened overnight between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Medication including a bottle of Pentoject, small injectable bottles of Sedator, and a small bottle of Alvegesic were stolen. If injected the medication could be fatal, and if consumed could make people extremely ill.

Police are warning people of the danger of taking this medication, and anyone who finds the medication or knows of its whereabouts should not take it but hand it in to police straight away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 247 18/08/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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