Police are investigating several thefts of gas cylinders from ambulances parked at Bedford hospital. There's a stark warning that using the gas could lead to brain damage in the wrong hands.
There have been four thefts recently with the offenders targeting ambulances that have pulled up outside the Accident & Emergency Department of Bedford hospital in Ampthill Road, Bedford.
"A strong warning should be sent out as the people who target ambulances for these canisters are actually dealing with a dangerous gas when used incorrectly. They run the risk of serious brain damage and it can become addictive."
Sergeant Mick Case, who is investigating the thefts, is keen to speak with anyone with information on the police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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