200 packs of medication stolen from Hawick doctor’s surgery

POLICE have confirmed 200 packs of medication have been stolen from a Hawick GP surgery.

The drugs taken from Hawick Medical Practice include Dihydrocodeine, Diazepam, Codeine Phosphate, Zopiclone, Lorazapam, Nitrazepam and Cionazepam.

Officers believe the theft took place sometime between 6.30pm on Saturday and 8am on Monday.

A police spokesman said: “Some of these tablets are very high-strength and could have serious health implications if taken by anyone other than the person they’re prescribed to.

“While we are following a positive line of inquiry in terms of tracing the suspect, we would encourage anyone who is offered or comes across this medication to hand it in to a police station or pharmacy as a matter of urgency.

“In addition, we are appealing for anyone who may have been aware of suspicious activity in the area of Teviot Road, Hawick, at the weekend to get in touch on 0131 311 3131.”

Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.