Alert After Lollipop Drugs Stolen

Parents are being asked to stay alert after a batch of potentially fatal prescription drugs shaped like lollipops were stolen. Officers are particularly concerned in case the drugs, stolen from a house on Salisbury Street, Southport, end up in the hands of children.

Twenty-one Fentanyl lozenge lollipops, an opiate-based pain killer, and five Amatriptylene tablets were taken. Anyone who finds the drugs is asked to take them to a police station.

Fentanyl is a drug used in the management of chronic or severe pain associated with some cancers and as part of terminal care.

“All of the drugs could prove fatal if taken by a child and could have serious consequences if taken by an adult,” a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said.