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Vaccines ruined in burglary

Dr Nick Silcock's practice lost £3,000-worth of vaccine stock after burglars cut through monitor cabling, power was lost and the fridges warmed up.

Staff only discovered the burglary ­ the fourth this year at the practice in Nottingham ­ when they turned up for work the next day.

Dr Silcock has now linked his practice burglar alarm to his mobile phone after he discovered police no longer call businesses to tell them about break-ins.

The practice has had 10 flat-screen monitors stolen since Christmas.

Dr Silcock said: 'You can't defend yourself against smash and grabs ­ they don't care if alarms go off. But this will save us from any electrical problems.'

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