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Lethal medicine stolen from Musselburgh home

Police are hunting a bogus caller who stole lethal medication from an East Lothian house after claiming to be from the council.

The man called at the home in North High Street, Musselburgh, at about 11:30 on Sunday. He told the owner he was there to check for water leaks.

He then stole a Dosette box containing morphine, which is potentially fatal if taken without a prescription.

Senna tablets, Amitriptylene, and Thyroxine were also stolen.

The thief was described as white, about 30 years old, 5ft 11in tall, of slim build, with black shoulder length hair and he was wearing a black tracksuit.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "We are appealing for anyone who was in the area of North High Street on Sunday who noticed the suspect there, to contact us.

"Likewise, anyone who received an unsolicited call at their home by anyone matching the description of the suspect should also get in touch.

"Anyone who finds the box containing the medication should contact police immediately, and under no circumstances should they take any of the contents."

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