‘Dangerous’ animal drugs stolen from vet’s car near Blandford

‘DANGEROUS’ animal drugs were stolen when a vet’s car was broken into near Blandford.

Police have issued a warning to the public after a quantity of veterinary medication was taken from the vehicle.

The theft occurred at around 1.30pm on Wednesday (July 5) when the was broken into in a layby on the A350 between Pimperne and Shaftesbury.

A quantity of euthanasia drugs was stolen from within the vehicle.

Inspector Luke Larcombe, of Dorset Police, said: “We are sending out an urgent warning to the public about these drugs now being in public circulation. These drugs are only normally administered under clinical supervision and anyone taking them is putting their health at serious risk. These drugs could lead to serious injury or death.

“It is imperative that we locate these controlled drugs to ensure no one comes to harm.

“I would like to get a message out to anyone involved in the misuse of drugs in the Dorset area to be aware that use of such substances can, and in this instance almost certainly would, prove fatal to the user.

“Finally, I would also appeal to anyone with information about the whereabouts of these drugs, illicit drug supply or availability of non-prescribed medicines to make police aware immediately.

“If you have seen something you believe could be the drugs discarded in the area, please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230104762, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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