Croydon police hunt man and boy after dangerous drugs swiped from Purley hospital

Croydon detectives are hunting for a man and a boy following the theft of ‘harmful’ medication from a Purley hospital.

CCTV images of the pair have been released after around 15 syringes of anti-tetanus drug Revaxis were swiped from Purley and District War Memorial Hospital in Brighton Road at around 5pm on October 7.

The drugs can be harmful if administered incorrectly and could cause an allergic reaction leading to anaphylaxis, which in turn can cause extreme breathing difficulties.

The pair were seen entering the premises at 5pm and left around 5.15pm.

The man is described as white, aged between 20-30 years old and was wearing a red top, a cream jacket, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers.

The boy is described as white and aged between 10 -14 years old. He has dark coloured hair and was wearing a grey t-shirt, red shorts, white socks and black trainers.

Detectives are keen to trace those responsible and ensure the safe return of the drugs.

Anyone with any information can  call police on 101 quoting reference CRIS 3829296/15 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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