Laughing gas canisters found in Annan play park

Canisters discovered at the play park in Annan Credit: Dumfries Galloway Police Division

A warning has been issued by police after small canisters of nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, were found in a play park in Annan.

Dumfries and Galloway Police Division said the discovery was made on Thursday 19 April.

Contrary to what some believe, there are risks attached to abusing nitrous oxide. Prolonged usage causes the oxygen level in the body to drop and this leads to dizziness, unconsciousness or worse. Mixing it with alcohol is especially dangerous."

– Dumfries and Galloway Police Division

Police said their message is clear - "abusing nitrous oxide is dangerous and the canisters should never be left in a children's play park."