40,000 bottles of cough medicine stolen

Police are appealing for information after a large quantity of cough syrup was taken from a truck in South Normanton.

A lorry which was parked on High View Road, South Normanton, was broken into sometime between 5.30pm on Wednesday and 6.30am on Thursday.

The thieves made off with 17 pallets, which contained more than 40,000 bottles of the medicine, while the driver was asleep in his cab.

Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 0345 123 33 33 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.