POLICE are issuing a warning for people to be wary after medication was stolen from a vehicle in Teesside.

The medication could potentially be dangerous if taken by someone who is not prescribed them, police say.

The Fiat 500 was broken into on Baldoon Sands, in Middlesbrough, at about 12:20pm on Friday.

A quantity of codeine phosphate tablets and gabapentin were stolen, alongside a laptop and an iPhone.

Officers would ask anyone who comes across the medication to hand it in to their local pharmacy or police station and have warned members of the public not to take it.

The four main police stations are in Middlesbrough – Bridge Street West, Stockton – Thistle Green, Redcar and Cleveland – Troisdorf Way and Hartlepool – Avenue Road. All are open from 8am until 8pm.