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Police hunt fireworks thieves who stole 160 “potentially lethal” fireworks

Posted on - 26th September, 2014 - 2:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Walton-le-Dale
Type of fireworks stolen from an address in Preston

Type of fireworks stolen from an address in Preston

Fireworks worth £10,000 and classed as “potentially lethal” have been stolen from the Preston area.

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Preston Police say 160 fireworks were stolen between 9.30pm on Tuesday and 7.30am on Wednesday.

The fireworks were being stored at an address in Walton-le-Dale for a professional display

PC Vicky Salkeld said, “This theft is worrying, not least because of their explosive content, and the potential for serious injury if they aren’t handled properly.

“The stolen fireworks are potentially lethal if used by members of the public, and we are warning people to be on the guard and only buy fireworks from reputable dealers.

“If anyone has any knowledge of where these fireworks may be I would urge them to contact police.”

Another type of firework stolen

Another type of firework stolen

The stolen fireworks are marked as Category 3 under the Fireworks Act 2003 which restricts their sale.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 quoting log number 0166 of September 24.

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