The medical appliance warehouse in a nutshell
The warehouse at the centre of the UK’s biggest medical appliance seizure case was an old, rundown warehouse that housed thousands of appliances.
It was a grimy, grey space filled with boxes and bins, with old tools piled high on top.
“We didn’t have much space to move things in, we were really struggling,” says Mark Williams, who works for a local health organisation.
“I remember being at work one day and the whole building was a mess, but we were able to get our work done because the rest of the warehouse was vacant.”
It wasn’t just the medical appliances that were at risk of being seized by the UK government.
The whole warehouse was seized by police on the night of May 14, and for several weeks, thousands of pounds worth of goods were taken away by officers.
It turned out the warehouse had been built in the late 1970s, and the warehouse’s owner, a company called the Electrical Supply Group, had bought it from the government in 2006 for £500,000.
The warehouse was converted into a warehouse for the NHS to use and the property has since become a hospital.
It is now the centre for one of the biggest medical equipment seizures in the country.
The UK has seen more than 1,500 cases of medical devices being seized since the end of last year, and over 100,000 pounds worth have been seized by authorities.
Most of the seized items were from the NHS and medical supply companies.
The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said he was “deeply saddened” by the case.
He said: “The seizure of this vital supply warehouse is a shocking attack on public services.”
The Health Secretary is committed to working with the Government to ensure the safe use of NHS property and to make sure we have the resources necessary to keep patients and providers safe.
“There are several different kinds of medical equipment seized by NHS forces, including devices used in hospital and medical laboratories.
They can be confiscated for inspection, for use in the UK, for sale, or for use elsewhere.
There is no specific provision for seizing medical equipment for medical purposes.
A spokesman for the Department for Health said it would be “improper” to take the seized equipment away.
But it is possible that the seized goods will be sold for profit or donated to charity.
There are also different types of medical instruments seized, including ones that can be used for treatment.
It’s estimated that around £8 billion worth of medical items are seized by British forces each year.
Many of the confiscated items are sold to other countries, and it’s thought that some of the equipment is then sold for use overseas.
There has been a spate of seizures of medical supplies since 2015, including a large amount of medical imaging equipment that was seized during a raid in December.
Some of the devices seized in this raid were later sold for £3 million.