Police are appealing for the public to be cautious after prescription medication is believed to have been lost in Birkenhead today, Friday, February 28.

Methadone tablets, either in a bottle or a box, are thought to have been lost at around 12pm, somewhere between Market Street and Woodchurch Road.

Enquiries into this incident are continuing.

Officers are reminding members of the public that taking medication which hasn't been prescribed for them is dangerous and can even prove fatal.

Anyone who finds any of the medication is asked to hand it in to any pharmacy or police station.

People can also contact the police via the non-emergency 101 number.