Burnley man arrested after theft of potentially fatal drugs

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after potentially fatal drugs were stolen from Burnley General Hospital.

The 28-year-old, from Burnley, is now set to be interviewed during the course of the day. He was arrested on the evening of June 21st.

The theft took place in the hospital’s Theatre Room, anytime from 5pm on Friday June 15th. It was discovered the drugs were missing at 8am on Monday June 18th.

The drugs taken were:

• Thiopentone 500mg (in powder form) x 2 vials

• Metaclopramide 10mg/2mls x 1 box of 10 vials

• Atropine minijet 3mg x 1

• Ranitidine 50mg/2ml x 5 vials

• Mivacurium 20mg/2ml 1 box 5 vials

• Dexamethasone 3.3mg/ml x 1 box of 10

• Adrenaline minijet 1:10000 1mg/ml x 1

• Amiodarone minijet 30mg/ml x 1

• Vancomycin 500mg x 1 vial

• Gentamicin 80mg/2ml x 5 amps

• Doxepram 100mg/5ml x 1 box

• Naloxone 400mcg/ml x 1 box

• Paracetomol 1000mg/100ml x 2 bottles

• Co amoxyclav 1000mg/200ml x 1 box

All these drugs are potentially lethal if taken in the wrong doses, but the thiopentone, mivacurium, atropine and amiodarone are particularly dangerous.They are valued at £300.