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Gardaí want this 'toxic' poison that was stolen in Wicklow given back

400ml of highly poisonous fluid Dolethal was stolen from a house in Enniskerry, near Bray, last Friday evening.

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GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for the people who stole a Land Rover in Co Wicklow to return the “highly toxic” poison that it contained.

The burglary took place at a premises in Enniskerry, near Bray, between 6.30pm and 7.40pm on Friday 28 April.

A number of items were taken, including the 10D registration black Land Rover Discovery.

The vehicle contained four 100 millilitre clear bottles containing a red fluid called ‘Dolethal’ pentobarbital.

Dolethal is typically used by veterinarians as a euthanising agent for small animals.

Gardaí have described the substance as ‘very poisonous’, ‘toxic’, and ‘not intended for human consumption’.

They, along with the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) say they are very anxious that the Dolethal be recovered.

Anyone who may have consumed the fluid is told to seek immediate medical assistance. They are also advised to contact the National Poisons Information Centre at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on 01 8379966.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of the poison is asked to contact gardaí in Bray on 01 6665800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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