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Man jailed over theft of laughing gas from Dumfries hospital

Dumfries Sheriff Court

A man who admitted stealing 20 cylinders of nitrous oxide from Dumfries Infirmary has been jailed.

Stewart Pettigrew, 31, pleaded guilty to the theft of so-called "laughing gas" from a compound at the hospital in January.

Dumfries Sheriff Court was told that the containers, which are worth £3,000 have not been recovered.

Pettigrew, a prisoner in Dumfries, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.

He also admitted failing to stop in a car when signalled by police two weeks after the theft.

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