A WARNING has been issued after potentially deadly drugs have been stolen from a vet's surgery.

North Yorkshire Police have issued a warning after the controlled drugs were stolen during a burglary at a rural surgery near Easingwold during a raid carried out last night or early this morning.

Most of the drugs are not meant for human consumption and are potentially lethal.

The stolen drugs include two boxes of Somoluse injections, which are used to put down cats, dogs, horses and cattle, and four boxes of Zoletil injections which are imported from France and are used to tranquilise large animals.

A quantity of other high-dosage controlled drugs were also stolen in the burglary, many which are not intended for humans and may be harmful if swallowed or injected.

PC Simon Davis, of Thirsk police, said: “Clearly there is a concern that these drugs have been stolen and have the potential to get out onto the streets.

“Some of them are strong enough to kill large animals and are therefore can be lethal if they are taken by people.

“It is important that members of the public remain vigilant at this time and contact the police if they see any packets of medication that may have been discarded somewhere.

“I would also advise drug users to be vigilant and don’t take anything unless you are sure what it is.”

Money was also taken in the burglary between 10.30pm on Wednesday and 7.30am on Thursday.

Officers are urging anyone with information about the burglary or the whereabouts of the drugs to contact them as soon as possible.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for PC Simon Davis or Thirsk police.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to simon.davis@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140069039 when passing information about this incident.