Dangerous drugs stolen from Huddersfield Royal infirmary

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POLICE day potentially harmful medicines have been stolen from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

At 8am yesterday, hospital staff discovered that a cabinet in the Endoscopy theatre of the hospital had been broken into and drugs taken.

They say 16 ampules of Fentanyl, 10 of Pethidine and 20 of Midazolam were missing.

Detectives are warning that the opiates could be fatal if misused and police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Detective Paul Simm of Huddersfield CID said: “We need to hear from anyone who knows anything about this theft as if misused, the drugs that have gone missing could be fatal.

“I am also warning anyone who is either offered any of these drugs, or sees them discarded anywhere to call us.”

Phentinol and Pethidine are opiates which can, if misused, cause cardio-respiratory problems. Midazolam can also cause respiratory problems, as well as chest pains and acts like a sedative.

The stolen ampules are clearly labelled and anyone with information should contact DS Simm at Huddersfield CID via 101.