Four charged after pain relief canisters stolen from hospitals

Four charged after pain relief canisters stolen from hospitals

Four men have appeared in court charged with stealing dozens of gas canisters from hospitals. The canisters were used to contain nitrous oxide, used by patients to manage pain, and were stolen from hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Bishop Auckland and Darlington early on Sunday, Durham Police said.

Police recovered a car in North Yorkshire and stopped a van in Lincolnshire and

recovered the canisters.

Four men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and appeared before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

They were: Oliver Zak Henry Evans, 22, of Sandy Lane North, Wallington; Harry David Bradley Goodrum, 23, of Norwich Road, Dereham; Jake Alexander Roberts, 23, of Chestnut Hill, Norwich; and Wayne John Grady, 41, of no fixed abode.

They were remanded into custody and will next appear at Teesside Crown Court on April 21.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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