Derby

Thieves steal 40,000 bottles of cough syrup

Thieves have stolen 40,000 bottles of cough medicine from the back of a lorry in Derbyshire.

The vehicle, which was parked on High View Road, South Normanton, was broken into some time overnight on Wednesday, police said.

The offenders made off with 17 pallets of the syrup-style product while the driver was asleep in his cab.

Officers have appealed for any witnesses, or anyone who is offered the medicine, to get in touch.

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