A medical bag containing medication was stolen from ambulance employees as they responded to an emergency call-out in Edinburgh – a theft described by police a “despicable”.

The theft occurred within the Dalry space of the Scottish capital on Saturday night time.

The inexperienced equipment bag – emblazoned with the phrases Emergency Medical Response – contained medication which could possibly be harmful if misused, based on Police Scotland.

The bag was stolen as ambulance workers attended to an incident on Caledonian Street at round 9.20pm.

Police Inspector Gill Lundberg stated: “Stealing from emergency service employees making an attempt to assist somebody is a despicable act.

“Whereas the theft of this tools has not impacted on the care of the affected person, I’m involved what might occur if the stolen medication had been to be taken by a member of the general public.

“These medication may be harmful if misused,” stated Inspector Lundberg.

“I might enchantment for anybody who witnessed the theft, or is aware of the place this stuff are actually, to contact police instantly.”

Police have not stated which substances had been contained in the bag, revealing solely there have been “managed medication” that required medical coaching to manage.

Earlier this month, paramedics in north London had two iPads and a bag stolen from their ambulance whereas they had been coping with a “important” emergency.

The thief took the units and a bag containing private objects whereas workers had been attending to a affected person in Tottenham.

Anybody with details about the theft in Edinburgh is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 4228 of 17 November.

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