Warning issued after medication is stolen from disused hospital in Ipswich

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Police are warning people who may have been offered medication not to take them after prescription drugs were stolen during a burglary in Ipswich.

A break-in happened at an outbuilding on the site of a disused hospital, thought to be the former St Clement’s, between April 14 at 4.30pm and 9.30am the following day – medicines were stolen from a cabinet.

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident and is being questioned.

A police spokesman said the type of medication is not known.

Inspector Richard Lane said: “We would like to warn members of the public that taking drugs of any kind that have not been prescribed to them can be dangerous.

“We do not know exactly what drugs were stolen, or to whom they may have been given, so I would urge anyone who has been offered medicines which they have not been prescribed, particularly in the east of Ipswich where the burglary was committed, not to take them, and to hand them in to police.”

Anyone with information should call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting crime reference IE/15/1181.