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Lethal drugs stolen - Wigan
Friday 13th February, 2009

Lethal drugs stolen - Wigan
Patch packet.

Potentially lethal drugs have been stolen during a burglary in Wigan.

Sometime between 10pm on 10 February 2009 and 6.30am the following day, unknown offenders broke into a house on Blenheim Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield.

The offenders searched the house and escaped with some jewellery.

The following drugs, used by the victim who is suffering from cancer, was also stolen:

10 x 35mg Fentanyl patches (2in x 2ins).

16 x 200mg Fentanyl lozenge.

Police Constable Glen Crowder, from Hindley police station, said: "These drugs have been specially prescribed for the victim who is fighting cancer.

"Not only have the thieves taken this vital medication away from him, they have the potential to cause serious damage if taken by those not use to its strength.

"I would urge anyone who knows where the drugs may be to call police immediately."

Anyone with any information is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 872 5050, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Note: Fentanyl is an odorless, rapid-acting drug, which depresses central nervous system and respiratory function.

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