Leixlip Gardai seek information on stolen poison

Gardaí in Celbridge are investigating a burglary at a veterinary Clinic in Celbridge, which occurred between 8.30pm on the 5 November and 5pm on the 6 November 2013

Gardaí in Celbridge are investigating a burglary at a veterinary Clinic in Celbridge, which occurred between 8.30pm on the 5 November and 5pm on the 6 November 2013

During the course of the burglary a number of items were taken. One of the items taken was “Release” which contains a very poisonous substance - pentobarbital. This is a toxic substance and is not intended for human consumption.

The Release product was contained in a 100ml clear glass bottle with an orange and white label and the words “Release” written in block capitals across the label. It is believed that there was only 15ml of pentobarbital in the glass bottle when it was taken.

Gardai and the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) are very anxious that this item is recovered and are appealing for anyone who may have any information or know the whereabouts of this poison to contact the Gardai in Leixlip on 01 6667800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. If anyone has consumed this product, they should seek immediate medical assistance. They are also advised to contact the Poisons Unit at Beaumont Hospital (01 837 9966).