Family devastated by break-in

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A GOLBORNE family say they are living in fear after a burglary at their home while they were asleep upstairs.

Mother-of-two Nicola Lorimer has spoken out after her house was broken into in the middle of the night and thousands of pounds worth of possessions taken, including potentially lethal drugs used for arthritis.

She is also now worried that the eight pens of Enbrel that were taken could fall into the wrong hands and be misused.

The break-in took place at the family’s home in Pendle Road in Golborne in the early hours of Wednesday November 6.

At the time, Nicola and her partner were asleep upstairs, as were her brother and twin 16-year-old daughters.

Nicola said: “I understand why people would want to break in and take things of value but why would you take the arthritis drug?

“I’m worried someone may try and sell them on to someone as if they’re other things.

“We don’t even feel safe in our own home now.”

Police Constable Jonathan Burr said: “Anyone who comes into contact with this drug out of curiosity needs to be warned that it is extremely dangerous. Taking it could kill you.” On any other day of the year, the family pet bull mastiff would have been downstairs but was upstairs due to the fireworks.

However, Nicola says she is relieved nobody approached them as the burglars had left knives out on the side to defend themselves with.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.