Laughing gas stolen from Lincoln Hospital

Empty nitrous oxide canisters Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information over the theft of laughing gas from Lincoln Hospital.

The canisters of nitrous oxide were stolen during a break-in the early hours of yesterday.

Inhaling the gas can cause a drop in oxygen levels in the body, unconsciousness and, in the worst cases, death.

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 101.