South Shields community warned as prescription drugs lost in area

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The public is being warned not to take the medecine if found in the street near South Shields.

Members of the public in South Shields are being warned by police after prescription drugs were reported as being lost in the area.

Northumbria Police were made aware that a small quantity of Midazolam ampoules were believed to have been dropped somewhere between the areas of Brockley Whins and the town centre, near to Saint Aidan’s Road.

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Now, officers are warning people against taking the medication if found.

A statement from the police read: "Unless you have been properly prescribed medication via your doctor or pharmacy, you can never be sure what substances contain and the impact they could have on you.

The drugs were dropped between  Brockley Whins and Saint Aidan’s Road (Image: Google Streetview)The drugs were dropped between  Brockley Whins and Saint Aidan’s Road (Image: Google Streetview)
The drugs were dropped between Brockley Whins and Saint Aidan’s Road (Image: Google Streetview)

"It is important that any medication found is disposed of safely and not left in public – it can be taken into a nearby police station.

"Anyone who finds drugs in the community is asked to contact Northumbria Police using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on our website or by calling 101. Anyone who needs emergency medical attention should always call 999."