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‘Large quantity’ of prescription-only medication stolen from West Derby pharmacy

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The stolen medication includes diazepam, codeine, co-codamol, pregabalin, zopiclone, which could cause “serious harm” if a significant amount is taken

Merseyside Police have appealed for information from the public following the theft of “a large quantity” of medication from a pharmacy in West Derby this week.

As per the police report, the burglary occurred in the early hours of Monday, 12 February, at the pharmacy situated on Deysbrook Lane. Authorities were informed at around 9:15 am.

Based on the CCTV footage they have recovered, the Merseyside Police revealed that a man entered the pharmacy at around 1.20 am on 12 February and stole a large quantity of medication, including diazepam, codeine, co-codamol, pregabalin, zopiclone.

These are prescription-only drugs that could cause “serious harm” if a significant amount is taken, the report said.

The suspect, described as a white man of slim build, was wearing a grey coloured tracksuit and glasses, according to the police.

Detective Inspector Michael Fletcher has urged individuals possessing any information to come forward and assist in finding the stolen medication and identifying the perpetrator.

“Taking any medication which has not been prescribed for you can be dangerous and, in some circumstances, can prove fatal so I am urging residents or members of the public to please be cautious if you have seen the stolen tablets.

“If you come across them, please do not take them. Instead, call us immediately. Our enquiries into the burglary are ongoing so if you know this man, have seen the medication, or have any information, please contact us,” the inspector said.

The police have asked anyone with information about the medication to hand it in to any pharmacy or police station immediately and call officers on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 using reference 24000166676.

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