Explosives were stolen from a car in Leigh

Officers are investigating after explosives were stolen from a car in Leigh.

Around 7.15am on Saturday 27 January 2018. Police were called to Astley Street in Leigh to reports that a car had been broken into.

It’s thought to have happened between 12.10am and 7am.

Amongst some items taken from the car was a bag that had six detonators inside. Which are commonly used on railways to inform workers on the tracks that a train is approaching.

The bag was later found in a garden on Chapel Street without the detonators inside.

They are yellow, around the size of a £1 coin and may be in a red casing.

Officers are appealing directly to the public for information to find them.

Inspector Hall said: “Although we’ve been carrying out our enquiries. We haven’t yet found them and want you to know what they look like in case you come across them.  Our priority to ensure your safety.

“Obviously they are bright in colour so may appear attractive to children. We must make sure everyone knows these are not a toy and should not be handled.

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