Slimming Pills Stolen From Lorry

11 August 2011, 12:36 | Updated: 12 August 2011, 11:59

Thirty thousand pounds' worth of slimming pills have been stolen from a lorry while its driver had parked up for the night.

They were taken while the driver slept in the cab on the North Crawley Road near Newport Pagnell, close to Milton Keynes, between 11pm on Sunday 7 August 2011 and 7.30am on Monday 8 August.

When he woke up, the driver found the curtain side of his trailer had been cut open and a large quantity of Xipisan Plus slimming tablets packaged in blister packs had been stolen.  He had been due to make a delivery at an industrial estate on the Monday.

Xipisan Plus is a natural health product which, when swallowed, forms an expanding gel in the stomach and is used as a dietary aid to make the user feel full. The tablets are sold by the company only in the Republic of Ireland. They are not prescribed medication.

Police want to hear from anyone who's been offered the tablets for sale or has any information regarding the theft.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Julian Kendall at Newport Pagnell police station via Thames Valley Police's 24-hour non-emergency number 0845 8 505 505. If you do not want to speak to the police, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.