Sutton-in-Ashfield stolen explosives prompt alert

Stolen satchel
Image caption The satchel contained a number of other item including a torch and first aid kit

A set of explosive charges stolen from a car in Nottinghamshire could cause serious injury, police have warned.

Officers said a blue satchel containing the explosives, used in the railway industry, was stolen from a car in Sutton-in-Ashfield on Saturday.

The charges are small yellow discs in a red container and could detonate if handled.

Police said the thieves probably did not know what the satchel contained and have appealed for any witnesses.

A sat-nav system and stereo were also taken from the grey Vauxhall Astra which was parked in Bramley Court.

The satchel is blue and the word 'lookout' printed in white lettering.

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