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CCTV captured burglars who stole medication 'potentially fatal to humans' from Llanymynech vets

By Lisa O'Brien | Llanymynech | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Burglars were caught on CCTV as they broke into a vets in Llanymynech and stole medication that is potentially fatal to humans.

CCTV of the burglary

West Mercia Police has issued a warning after the Lower House Equine Clinic was targeted at about 5am on Saturday.

Among the items taken were vials of Ketamine (brand name of Ketamador), diazepam, morphine, Somulose, Atropine and adrenaline.

It has emerged that a neighbouring business was also targeted, with as many as 20 horse saddles being stolen.

The drugs were contained in a locked safe at the clinic, and business owner, Simon Woods, said that the burglars had taken it off the wall and removed it entirely from the premises.

Several CCTV images showing the burglars have been released.

CCTV of the burglary

Inspector Nigel Morgan, who is investigating the burglary, warned that the drugs could kill people who take them.

He said: "We are urging members of the public to be vigilant following the burglary this morning.

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"The items that were taken are intended for livestock only and could potentially be fatal if consumed by humans.

CCTV of the burglary

"Our local safer neighbourhood team will be patrolling in the area but we would advise anyone who comes across the vials or any boxes of medication to hand them in to their local police station immediately where they can safely be destroyed."

One of the drugs stolen, Somulose, is use to euthanise horses, and would be extremely harmful and potentially fatal for humans.

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Mr Woods said that the strength of the drugs would put anyone taking them at serious risk.

He said: "The concentration of strength we use with horses is very high and that would pose a risk given how strong these drugs are."

CCTV of the burglary

Anyone with information, or who locates any of the medication, is asked to call 101 quoting incident 158S of August 3.

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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