Police fears for safety after burglars steal bottles of bleach labelled as morphine in Bingley burglary

Police are urgently trying to trace burglars who stole bleach from a house in Bingley, for fear they have mistaken it for morphine.

Police fear for safety after burglars steal bottle of bleach labelled as morphine

The bleach was in bottles previously containing morphine and still had their original labels when they were taken in the burglary at York Crescent on Tuesday, March 23.

Among other items stolen, four bottles were taken, two of which contained bleach in order to sterilise them. The other two, which were unopened, still contained morphine.

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Police fear that someone may try to inject themselves with the contents of the bleach bottles believing it to be the painkiller drug, which could have fatal consequences.

Morphine bottle similar to the ones stolen from a house in Bingley

The vials are described as 300ml clear glass bottles with a white child proof screw cap top. Each bottle is labelled with the prescription printed on the label along with, it is believed, the manufacturer’s name ‘Wockhardt UK Ltd’.

Inspector Phil Dodsworth of Bradford District Police, said: “Our enquiries into the burglary remain ongoing but we are urgently appealing to anyone who may be offered these vials not to do anything with them.

“Our concern is that someone may seek to inject themselves with the bleach believing it to be morphine. But the consequences of doing that could be life threatening.

“I would urge anyone who has these vials or is offered them not to do anything with them – the contents could be deadly.

“If you are offered them please call police immediately on 999 quoting reference 13210146881.”

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