Seven people arrested following gas cylinder thefts from hospitals  in Cannock and Stafford


Seven people have been arrested in connection with a spate of thefts of nitrous oxide cylinders at medical premises in Staffordshire.

Following an attempted burglary at Cannock Hospital at 1.30am yesterday morning (6 April), a 47-year-old woman, and six men between the ages of 20 and 39-years-old, all from the Norwich area, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

All seven were travelling in three vehicles in the Winson Green area of Birmingham. Enquiries are on-going.

Chief Inspector Sarah Wainwright, Commander for Cannock Chase District local policing team, said: “These arrests are a result of shared intelligence and collaborative working between Staffordshire Police and our colleagues at West Midlands Police, Norfolk Constabulary and the Central Motorway Police Group . We will continue to work alongside them as our investigation continues.”


Sourced From Staffordshire Police