Icy trail leads police to suspects
Arctic weather helped police catch a pair of suspected thieves after they followed a trail of frozen water leaking from a stolen boiler.
The boiler was ripped out of the kitchen of a house in Leigh, Lancashire, and carried to a nearby address.
Police were called to the property in Firs Lane following reports of a break-in, Greater Manchester Police said.
Amid sub-zero temperatures, the leaky boiler dripped water which then froze on the ground - and officers followed the trail to the door of a nearby house where they discovered it.
Two men, aged 38 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and remain in police custody for questioning.