Safety warning after detonators stolen

By Dan Santy Thursday 10 January 2013 Updated: 16/01 09:31

Latest News

Buy photos » Police are warning people to be on the lookout after railway detonators like the one pictured were stolen in Stretton under Fosse. (s)

POLICE are warning people to be on the lookout after six detonators were stolen from a van in Stretton under Fosse.

The detonators are designed to let off a loud bang on impact and are placed on the track by railway staff to warn maintenance workers working further along the line of approaching trains.

They could be dangerous if used by untrained hands, especially those of children or teenagers.

The detonators are described as small discs, around 5cm in diameter and with two lead strips on either side.

They were stolen yesterday (Wednesday) from a van parked in Smeaton Lane, near Stretton Wharf.

A spokeswoman for Warwickshire Police said: "We are obviously concerned for the safety of the individuals who have the detonators, regardless of their age, and would urge anyone who finds the detonators or has information on their whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible."

Popular »

1 The Ladykillers - Rugby Theatre

2 Warwickshire Police attends less than half of crimes

3 Tributes paid to TV auctioneer David Barby

4 Gunpoint robber terrified shoppers

5 M&S, Burton head to bigger out-of-town stores

More news »

Pensioner left without boiler for three weeks

AN 88-year-old man has been left without heating

Machete wielding robbers hit bookies

ROBBERS wearing boiler suits and balaclavas armed with

Rider in hospital after horse fall

A HORSE rider was airlifted to hospital after

Celebrating Pride of Rugby

CELEBRATING Rugby's finest is the aim of a

Regional news »


Coventry Observer
'lethal cocktail of drugs' caused death of Coventry festival goer

A LETHAL cocktail of drugs taken at a dance music ...

Solihull Observer
Borough MPs on opposite sides of track over HS2 plans

BATTLE lines have been drawn between Borough MPs Caroline Spelman ...

Leamington Observer
Motor Neurone Disease group support Kenilworth family

MEMBERS of a Motor Neurone Disease support group are taking ...

Stratford Observer
Falcon Hotel set for £6 million facelift

THE HISTORIC Falcon Hotel in the centre of Stratford is ...