Warning as 50 explosive cylinders stolen

AMBULANCE bosses have tonight issued a warning following the theft of 50 potentially lethal gas cylinders.

Craig Robinson

AMBULANCE bosses have tonight issued a warning following the theft of 50 potentially lethal gas cylinders.

Ambulance stations at Haverhill, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds have been broken into during the past week.

Around 50 Entonox cylinders - which are used for pain relief - were taken in what appears to have been a targeted theft.


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Tonight the East of England Ambulance Service warned anyone who may come into contact with the distinctive blue and white cylinders to contact police immediately.

“We can't stress enough how potentially dangerous these cylinders can be,” a spokeswoman said. “They contain gas under high pressure which could explode if handled incorrectly and would certainly cause serious injuries to the person handling them.

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“Anyone finding cylinders fitting the description should contact the Police immediately."

The police have been informed and are working with the East of England Ambulance Service to try and find the cylinders.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call Suffolk Constabulary on 01473 613500.

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