AN early morning raid on a Dalrymple chemist saw a quantity of 'potentially fatal' drugs stolen.

Stewart Pharmacy on Main Street, Dalrymple, was broken into at around 6am on Sunday, 30 September and police have warned that the tablets stolen could have serious consequences if taken by someone they aren't prescribed for.

Detective Constable Steven Grey of Kilmarnock Police Office said: “Enquiries are continuing to establish more details on the housebreaking and trace whoever is responsible. Officers are carrying out enquiries in the local area and also gathering CCTV footage to assist their investigation.

“The drugs stolen were Dihydrocodeine tablets and Zopiclone tablets and these could have potentially serious or fatal consequences if they are taken by anyone for whom they are not prescribed.

“Anyone who comes across these drugs, or who has information on this theft should contact Kilmarnock Police Office through 101 quoting incident number 1046 of September 30. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”