A 42-year-old man has been charged after potentially lethal drugs were stolen from a hospital in Macclesfield.
Stephen Hague was arrested at his home in Habour Farm Road, Hyde, near Stockport, at around 5.40pm yesterday, Friday 16 August.
He has subsequently been charged with burglary.
Hague has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Monday 19 August.
The charge relates to an incident at Macclesfield District General Hospital around 8.30pm on Tuesday 13 August.
The majority of the controlled drugs that were stolen from a theatre area have since been recovered.
However some of the drugs, which are only safe in the hands of qualified medical personnel, have yet to be located.
Even when taken in small doses the drugs can be potentially lethal.
Anyone in possession of any of the stolen drugs is urged to hand them into their local police station.
Anyone who has been offered the chance to buy any of the drugs, or has any information regarding their whereabouts, is asked to contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 485431, or via www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries.
Alternatively you can Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.