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Animal medication theft safety warning in East Lothian

Police have issued a safety warning after a "significant quantity" of animal medication was stolen from a farm in East Lothian.

The break-in happened between 18:00 on Friday and 08:00 on Monday at a farm between Tranent and Ormiston.

A three-figure sum of money was stolen along with two bottles of Narketan solution.

People are being "strongly advised" not to drink the bottles' contents but instead contact police.

The medication is in clear liquid form and in separate 50ml bottles.

Each bottle is made from clear glass and has a white label with a red lid.

It is used as a sedative for animals and can be "extremely harmful if consumed by humans".

Insp Andrew Harborow ,of Police Scotland, said: "Our inquiries into this matter are at an early stage and our investigation is very much ongoing, however I urge anyone who comes across this medication to contact police immediately as it poses a significant threat to someone's health if consumed.

"Likewise, anyone who was in the area over the weekend and who remembers seeing any suspicious behaviour is asked to come forward."

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