Shropshire

Telford ambulance equipment stolen

Medical equipment was stolen from an ambulance as it attended a call in Randlay, Telford.

The ambulance was in Boulton Grange when the theft happened at around 1040 GMT on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for West Mercia Police said thieves opened the doors and stole various items from inside.

The equipment included an entonox cylinder, a fluorescent jacket, safety helmet, a small black case, a blue zip bag and a small green holdall.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

A Telford police spokeswoman said: "If taken by somebody it has not been prescribed for the entonox can cause side effects, including dizziness.

"Emergency services are there to provide a much needed service within the community and we are concerned that somebody or some persons decided to steal from an ambulance."

Entonox, commonly known as gas and air, contains nitrous oxide and is used as a anaesthetic. It is also used as a recreational drug.

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