POLICE WARNING AFTER FLARES STOLEN IN SOUTHPORT BURGLARY February 6th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments POLICE WARNING AFTER FLARES STOLEN IN SOUTHPORT BURGLARY Merseyside Police is warning members of the public to be vigilant after flares were stolen during a burglary in Southport. The nine ‘marine flares’ were stolen from a garden shed that was broken into in Longford Road last month. The homeowner reported the burglary the morning after it happened, on January 23rd, but only noticed that the flares were missing on Tuesday 4th February. Three of the flares are described as parachute flares and the others are called smoke flares. All of them are out of date and could be dangerous if mis-used. Southport neighbourhood inspector Darren Wilson said: “These flares could cause someone a serious injury as they are for use by trained professionals in emergency situations so burn at an extremely high temperature. “It is not clear why they have been stolen as they will be of no value, especially as they are out of date, and we believe this was an opportunistic theft. “If anyone is offered flares or any kind of industrial firework for sale in suspicious circumstances, or anyone comes across things like this hidden or thrown away, I would urge them not to touch them and instead call the police immediately on 101.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!