Nitrous Oxide Laughing Gas Warning

Alert message sent 07/06/2020 13:29:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police

It has been brought to our attention that people may be using Nitrous Oxide Canisters, otherwise known as ‘Laughing Gas’, in the Melton Borough area.

Nitrous Oxide, or ‘Laughing Gas’, is designed for industry purposes and has legitimate uses in powering whipped cream chargers, but some people misuse this.

The desired effects are short lasting and the risks are dangerous, they include:

• Unconsciousness or death.
• Loss of blood pressure, fainting and heart attacks.
• Vitamin B deficiency causing nerve damage.
• Impairment of judgement.

Prolonged exposure to nitrous oxide may also result in bone marrow suppression and poisoning of the central nervous system.

These risks are real and far from a laughing matter.

Please help us to spread this message using the share button below – thank you.
Message sent by
Jake Spruce (Police, PCSO, Melton and Rutland NPA)
Attached files
File nameFile size
Warning-Nitrous-Oxide.jpg176.1 KB

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.
Leicestershire Police Asian community messaging by neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials Plus