A man has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into a vetinerary practice and stealing animal medication.

It comes as a second man in his 40s has been rushed to hospital after police believe he took the drugs, which are being circulated in Basingstoke.

Hampshire Constabulary said a 36-year-old man has been arrested and taken into custody over the incident, which saw GP Vets on Worting Road broken into overnight on Tuesday, June 30.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We are reiterating the warning that taking medications which are not prescribed for you and are not intended for human use, can have a significant and serious effect on health.

"Anyone who has taken animal medicines or who knows someone who may have taken them, should seek medical help immediately.

"One of the liquid preparations in particular - if inhaled, consumed orally or injected - could cause a severe reaction which could prove life threatening. It comes in a bottle branded 'Iso-Flo' and contains Isoflurane."

Anyone offered these drugs or with additional information is asked to call 101 and quoting 44200238349.

The spokesman added: "If you find any suspicious drug packaging, bottles or cannisters discarded, we would also ask that you don’t touch them but do get in touch with us by calling 101 and we can arrange to pick them up safely."