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Warrington freight train anti-tank mine theft suspects held | Online …

All the munitions have been recovered by police Anti-tank mines stolen from train Two men have been arrested after anti-tank mines were stolen from a freight train in Warrington. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) munitions were taken from a train from Longtown, Cumbria, and have now been recovered. Ten packages were taken, but only detected when the train got to Didcot, Oxfordshire, last Thursday, after being taken at 11:30 BST the day before.

Anti-terror police arrested a 29-year-old in Birkenhead and a 31-year-old in Sheffield on Sunday night. The mines were described as being rectangular plastic cases, about 4ft (1.2m) long. Searches ongoing Police stressed they were stable and did not pose a risk to the public.

Seven of the packages were found near a railway line in the Folley Lane area of Warrington, Cheshire, following police searches in the area. The three outstanding packages were safely recovered by Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers based in Birkenhead. A number of addresses in Birkenhead and Sheffield are being searched as part of ongoing enquiries led by the North-West Counter Terrorism Unit.

The Metropolitan Police Service, British Transport Police and the MoD are also involved in the searches. Anyone with information is urged to contact police or Crimestoppers. Source 29.

October 2012 by onlinews Categories: News, World |

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