Insulin pens stolen from Blackburn address could be dangerous warn police
10:07am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
POTENTIALLY-dangerous medication and needles were stolen during a burglary in Blackburn, police are warning.
Five insulin pens, normally used for treating diabetic patients, were taken from a property, in Devon Road, along with sentimental wedding rings, earrings, a laptop and cash.
Police said the NovoMix 30 FlexPens, and attachable needles, could be harmful if they were used by people who had not been advised to take the medicine by a doctor.
Det Sgt Julie Cross said: “We want to speak to anybody who may have information about the burglary, and we are particularly keen to recover the insulin pens.
“After seeking advice from NHS Direct, we are aware that insulin can prove harmful if taken when it isn’t prescribed.
“If anybody has any information at all they think could help with our investigation, I would urge them to contact police. If anybody knows the whereabouts of these pens, then please come forward.”
Anybody finding any medication of this type is urged to hand it in at their local police station, or pharmacy.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log reference LC-20130826-0586, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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