Police issue warning after prescription drugs stolen in Oxton

POLICE have appealed following a prescription drug burglary in Wirral.

Prescription medications including laxatives, valium and depression medication were stolen overnight from Wednesday September 28 to Thursday September 29.

18 different types of drugs were stolen from the Oxton area including naproxen, sukkato, citalopram, gabapentin, gliclazide, omeprazole, mirtazapine, simvastatin, semaglutide, diazepam , lamotrigine, tegretol, amitriptyline, astrovastatin, docusate, uniphylin cortinus, zopicline and lorazepam.

Police are now urging the public to be ‘careful’ and that taking any medication that has not been prescribed could prove ‘fatal’.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: ‘We are urging the public to exercise caution after prescription drugs were allegedly stolen in a burglary on the night of September 28-29, 2022 in the area of Oxton to Wirral.

“Officers received a report that prescription medications including naproxen, sukkato, citalopram, gabapentin, gliclazide, omeprazole, mirtazapine, simvastatin, semaglutide, diazepam, lamotrigine, tegretol, amitriptyline, astrovastatin, docusate, uniphylin cortinus, zopicline and lorazepam, were all stolen overnight, Wednesday through Thursday.

“Officers are reminding people that taking medications that have not been prescribed for them can be dangerous and, in certain circumstances, can be fatal.

‘Anyone who finds any of the medicines is asked to hand them over to a pharmacy or police station or contact officers via the Merseyside Police Contact Center or number 101 quoting log 102 of 29 September 2022.’

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