Prescription drugs stolen in Northumberland

Paracetamol tablets Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A police investigation has been launched after hundreds of prescription tablets were stolen in a Northumberland supermarket.

A 36-year-old woman had collected the medication from the chemist and left them in an unattended shopping trolley in Sainsbury's store on Manor Walks, in Cramlington on June 29.

When she returned a short time later at around 10:45am, a quantity of the prescribed drugs had been stolen.

The items, all in tablet form, are:

  • Diazepam 28 x 10mg

  • Fluoxetine 60 x 20 mg

  • Lansoprazole 56 x 15mg

  • Nabumetone 112 x 500mg

  • Paracetamol 64 x 500mg and

  • Propranolol 56 x 80mg

Police are appealing for witnesses to the theft and are warning against the dangers of taking medication not prescribed to them.

Neighbourhood Inspector Grant Dawson said:

Anyone with information should call Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference number 414 of 29/06/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.