Thursday 19 April 2018

Icy trail leads police to suspects

Arctic weather has helped police catch suspected boiler thieves
Arctic weather has helped police catch suspected boiler thieves

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.

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