Potentially fatal medication stolen in Louth burglary

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Police are appealing for information about a burglary in Louth in which potentially harmful medication was stolen.

The burglary occured at a property on the junction of Newbridge Hill and Ramsgate between 10am on Wednesday January 14 and 9am this morning (Thursday January 15).

The offenders entered a courtyard area at the rear and broke a window in order to gain access.

Amongst the items stolen were six boxes of Oxycodine Hydrochloride. This is a prescription opiate-based painkiller which could cause heart problems if used by persons other than those for whom they were prescribed and, in severe cases, could even prove fatal.

Other stolen property included two televisions, a vacuum cleaner, and jewellery.

Anyone who may have found or been offered this medication is asked to contact police straight away. Anyone with information about the burglary should contact DC Sarah Wright at Louth CID by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 81 of January 15.

Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.