Laughing gas stolen from vet school

Large canisters of nitrous oxide, or ‘laughing gas’ reported stolen over Bank Holiday

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It has been reported by Varsity that large amounts of nitrous oxide, otherwise known as ‘laughing gas’ were stolen from Cambridge’s Vet School over the bank holiday weekend. 

Police have raised concerns about the theft and have issued a warning. Used for anaesthetic procedures, the canisters were stolen from the facility on Madingley Road.

Canisters were taken from Cambridge Vet School

Canisters were taken from Cambridge Vet School

It was confirmed by police that five canisters of the substance were stolen, and the warning alerted people to the ‘harmful’ nature of the gas when used for recreation.

More and more concern is being raised about the use of laughing gas. Between 2006 and 2012, seventeen people in the UK died after taking the drug, whilst the recent Psychoactive Substances Act placed a blanket ban on the sale of laughing gas along with other legal highs.

The details surrounding the break-in currently remain unknown, and the police are appealing to the public for any information. Should you have any details, call them on 101.