POLICE in St Helens have issued a warning following the theft of drugs from an address in Haresfinch.

The drugs were inside a black Puma holdall bag which was also stolen and are used in the treatment of diabetes. They included 16 18mg gliclazide (marked with a g) and 15 850mg metformin (marked flig).

Both drugs, which reduce the level of sugar in the blood, could be dangerous, particularly if taken by children.

Anyone with information can contact DC Jeff Huxley at St Helens CID on 0151 777 6875.