Explosives stolen from Network Rail
POLICE have issued a warning to the public after explosive detonators were stolen from Network Rail. The twelve detonators, which police say could cause serious injury , were taken from a van parked in Litlington. They are described as flat, yellow dis
POLICE have issued a warning to the public after explosive detonators were stolen from Network Rail.
The twelve detonators, which police say could cause "serious injury", were taken from a van parked in Litlington.
They are described as flat, yellow discs with lead straps attached to them, and are used to warn track workers if a train is approaching.
A police spokesman said: "As you can appreciate, the weight of the train is more than enough to explode one of these detonators.
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"For an individual to make one of these explode would require the use of a hammer. This obviously entails the individual to stand very close to the detonator.
"If detonation is successful, the chances of serious injury are high as a result of shrapnel from the yellow plastic casing, lead strapping and possibly the stones in between sleepers.
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"If you discover any of these - 12 were stolen - please contact police as a matter of urgency. We will arrange for their collection and return to Network Rail. I am assured by Network Rail that they cannot accidentally explode," he said.