A HEALTH warning has been issued to the public after prescription medicince was stolen from a pharmacy in Wallyford after a break-in.

The incident happened between 1am and 1.30am on Wednesday at  Wallyford Pharmacy on Salters Road.

During this time a large quantity of medication was stolen from within.

The medication taken includes a quantity of diazepam, dihydrocodeine and pregabalin tablets.

Police are conducting enquiries and people are advised not to consume any of the medication should it be found.

Inquiries have established that a male suspect arrived at the premises dressed in dark clothing, carrying a large gym-style holdall bag at the time of the break-in.

Detective Inspector Keith MacKay from Dalkeith CID said: “Our inquiries remain ongoing to establish the full extent of the stolen medication and we are working with the pharmacy at this time to do this.

“Should any members of the public be offered this medication, or come across it in the local area, please do not consume any. Hand it in to a pharmacy, doctors surgery or police station immediately.

“We’re also eager to hear from anyone who can help us identify who is responsible for this theft, and anyone with information to help our inquiries is asked to get in touch.”

Contact Police Scotland on 101 with information, quoting incident number 0467 of February 6, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.