Police are issuing a warning after potentially lethal prescription medication was lost in Bolton.
On Monday 15 August 2016 a man from Bolton lost a black holdall, containing his prescription medication.
(Editorial Note: Other networks have reported it was lost in Great Lever but a GMP spokesperson has told us they can not confirm where it was dropped and this story has been posted in full – See bottom of the page for source)
Greater Manchester Police are urging the public not to take any of the medicines if found, as they could lead to severe side-effects or even death.
The drugs lost are:
7 X Folic Acid Tablets 5mg
7 X Asprin 75mg
7 X Omeprazole 40mg
28 X Bumetanide 1mg
7 X Chemydur 60xl
7 X Doxazosin 4mg
21 X Sodium Bicarbonate 500mg
14 X Atorvastatin 40mg
14 X Ivabradine 7.5mg
14 X Nicorandil 20mg
21 X Ferrous Fumarate 210mg
7 X Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg
Police Inspector David Henthorne from GMP’s Bolton Borough said: “I would like to remind the public of the potentially lethal consequences if these drugs are taken by someone who has not been prescribed them by a GP or medical professional.
“If anyone finds the lost medication, I would ask them to contact police immediately on 101, quoting reference 1738 of 15/8/16.
“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”
Source- Greater Manchester Police