Urgent drugs warning issued after break-in at Weymouth vets

Urgent drugs warning issued after break-in at Weymouth vets

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:25am 19th July 2019.

Police are issuing an urgent warning after offenders gained access to a veterinary practice in Weymouth and stole a quantity of dangerous drugs.

At 8.27am today, Friday 19 July 2019, Dorset Police was called to reports of a burglary at Moorcroft Veterinary Practice in Dorchester Road.

A cabinet that securely housed the practice's dangerous drugs was forced open and the entire contents stolen, including ketamine and euthanasia drugs.

Chief Inspector Lance Cliff, of Dorset Police, said:

"We are sending out an urgent warning to the public about these drugs now being in public circulation. These drugs are only normally administered under clinical supervision.

"Anyone taking them is putting their health at serious at risk.

"Taken in excess these drugs could lead to serious injury or death."


Inspector Lane is offering this advice to anyone who thinks they may have taken these drugs:

"Anyone who thinks they've taken any of these drugs should go straight to A&E and take the packaging with them. You don't know how you will react to a particular drug or medicine. Everyone is different and drugs can affect people in different ways.

"I would like to get a message out to anyone involved in the misuse of drugs in the Dorset area to be aware that use of such substances can prove fatal to the user.

Dorset Police are appealing to anyone with information about the whereabouts of these drugs to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190111113. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.