Men charged after laughing gas stolen from Yorkshire hospitals

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Three men are due to appear in court accused of conspiracy to steal laughing gas from three East Yorkshire hospitals.

Mark Fosh, 28, of Foden Road, Aldershot, Benjamin Raymond Marett, 26, and James Ian McNeill, 27, of King John Street, Fleet, have been charged with three offences at Bridlington Hospital, Alfred Bean Hospital in Driffield and Goole Health Centre.

They are due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court on June 2.

Last June police appealed for help to trace 12 bottles of BOC Gas Nitrous Oxide which were stolen from Bridlington Hospital.

The gas is used in surgery and dentistry and is known as “laughing gas” due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it, which has led to it being used recreationally.