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CONCERNS RAISED AS MEDICATION AND EMPTY BOXES WASH UP IN BEMBRIDGE

Photo: David Hunt

Investigations are underway following the discovery of a number of pills and empty medication boxes on a beach in Bembridge this morning (Sunday).

Local resident David Hunt was walking along the shore at the bottom of Ducie Avenue when he made the alarming discovery. A number of pills and tablets were found alongside several empty boxes.

According to the labelling on the boxes, the medication includes Tramadol, Diazepam, Zopiclone, Pregabalin, Dihydrocodeine, Phenytoin Sodium NRIM, Lorazepam, Dexamethasone, Prednisolone and Zolpidem Tartrate. These strong, prescribed pills are used for a number of reasons including severe pain, epilepsy, insomnia, infections and as antipsychotics.

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Concerns have been raised that the missing blister packs may wash up on other beaches in the area, which could potentially harm anyone who ingests the medication within.

Thankfully, Mr Hunt has recovered and made safe the medication he found.

It is unclear at this stage if the medication is connected with a number of recent break-ins at Boots Pharmacy in the village.

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