Sharps boxes stolen in Ripon

Sharps boxes stolen in Ripon

Published by May Norman at 6:45am 12th May 2020.

Appeal following theft of five sharps boxes in Ripon

  • Police are investigating a theft of five sharp boxes in Ripon.
  • These are used to dispose of used patches and needles and were taken from a garage in the Quarry Moor Lane area of the city.
  • Officers say some needles - which the owner uses for medical reasons - still contained morphine.
  • Police are advising anyone who comes across the sharps boxes to contact police immediately.

North Yorkshire Police is investigating theft which occurred in the Quarry Moor Lane area of Ripon.

It happened sometime between Thursday 7 May and  Monday 11 May 2020 when someone entered an insecure garage and stole five sharps boxes.

The sharps boxes are yellow in colour and contained Fentanyl patches and needles. The needles had approximately 10mg of Morphine left in them.

The owner of the sharp boxes uses the prescribed drugs for medical reasons and stores them within the garage until they can be disposed of correctly.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

"We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"In particular we are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who has any knowledge about whereabouts of the sharps boxes to get in touch.

"We want anyone who comes across the sharps boxes to contact police immediately and not tamper with any of the contents due to the potential risk.

"If you have any information, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room quoting reference number  12200078275."

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