Gloucestershire

Potentially lethal drugs stolen from Dursley vet

Drugs that could be lethal if taken by humans have been stolen from a veterinary surgery in Gloucestershire.

Staff arrived at the practice in Stinchcombe, near Dursley on Thursday morning to discover a safe containing the medicines had been taken.

The drugs include two bottles of Dolethal, which is used to put animals to sleep.

Two bottles of potassium chloride 10ml injection vials that can stop the heart were also stolen.

Other drugs taken were a bottle of Epiphen, four boxes of phenobarbitone pills and two boxes of sodium carbonate injection vials.

Pc Kate Stuart, of Gloucestershire Police, warned the thief or anyone who comes across the drugs not to take them under any circumstances.

"The potassium chloride in particular can be fatal to humans if injected," she said.

She asked anyone with information to contact the force.

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