A CANISTER of dangerous liquid nitrogen was stolen in a raid at a West Yorkshire doctor’s surgery.
Thieves broke into the surgery on Station Lane in Featherstone and took the large canister in an early hours burglary on Monday.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “It happened at about 1am on Monday at the surgery on Station Lane in Featherstone and a large container of liquid nitrogen was stolen.
“The liquid nitrogen can cause burns, suffocation and if the container is punctured it could explode.”
The canister is described as a large, grey container which is approximately 5ft tall and very heavy.
Liquid nitrogen is used in a variety of medical procedures, known as cryotherapy, for removing skin lesions including warts.
Because nitrogen is odourless, colourless and tasteless, is can cause suffocation without any prior warning
Anyone with information should contact Mark Jones at Wakefield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.