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Men hospitalised after taking animal medication they stole from vet surgery

Two men, who were arrested following the theft of animal medication from a veterinary surgery in Basingstoke, have been released under investigation.

It is understood that the theft took place between 8.30pm on June 29th and 5.55am on June 30th at a veterinary surgery in Worting Road, Basingstoke in the UK.

Two men, a 36-year-old and a 47-year-old, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

The males were later hospitalised – believed to be as a result of taking animal medication – according to a statement from Hampshire Police.

One of the men have been discharged but the other, a 51-year-old, was in intensive care at the time of writing the statement.


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“We are reiterating the warning that taking medications which are not prescribed for you and are not intended for human use, can have a significant and serious effect on health.” a police spokesperson said.

“Anyone who has taken animal medicines or who knows someone who may have taken them, should seek medical help immediately.”

One of the liquid preparations in particular – if inhaled, consumed orally, or injected – could cause a severe reaction which could prove life-threatening, police warned.

It comes in a bottle branded ‘Iso-Flo’ and contains Isoflurane, police added. 


Anyone with information is advised to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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