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Thursday 14 December 2017

Gardai 'anxiously' searching for toxic substance stolen in car robbery

The stolen product was in 4 x 100ml clear glass bottles containing a red fluid with the brand name Dolethal
The stolen product was in 4 x 100ml clear glass bottles containing a red fluid with the brand name Dolethal
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a highly toxic substance was stolen during a car robbery in Co Wicklow.

The burglary occurred in Enniskerry between 6.30pm and 7.40pm on April 28.

During the course of the burglary a number of items were taken, including a 10D Black Landrover Discovery which contained 400ml of "Dolethal” pentobarbital - a very poisonous substance.

Gardai said they are anxiously appealing for witnesses to help locate the toxic substance which is not intended for human consumption.

The product was in four 100ml clear glass bottles containing a red fluid with the brand name 'Dolethal'.

The substance is commonly used to euthanise cats and dogs.

"Gardaí and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) 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 Bray on 01 6665800, 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 National Poisons Information Centre at Beaumont Hospital (01 837 9966). "

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