Police are asking members of the public to be alert in Nottinghamshire, after a satchel containing small explosive charges was stolen from a car in Sutton-in-Ashfield this morning.
It is not thought that the thieves were aware that the charges, which are used in the railway industry, were in the bag when they broke into the grey Vauxhall Astra in Bramley Court, some time between 12:30am and 1:30am.
The thieves also stole a sat-nav system and car's stereo.
The explosives are small yellow discs kept in a red plastic canister with the word 'Explosives' printed on it. If detonated, they could cause a serious injury to anyone who is handling them at the time.
The satchel is blue and the word ‘LOOKOUT’ printed in white lettering.
If anyone has seen or finds either the charges, the canister, or the satchel, they are advised not to touch them, but to telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101 immediately.
Ministry of Defence experts will continue to assess the situation after more than 1,000 explosives from the Second World War were uncovered following a landslide at Mappleton beach , near Hornsea. A guarded cordon was put in place after the
ordnance became exposed and army bomb disposal experts from Catterick in North have been dealing with the incident, They carried out 15 controlled explosions on Sunday and MoD experts will continue to assess the situation in the area which was used by the RAF during the war for target practice.
The inquest has taken place into the death of Captain Lisa Head killed in Afghanistan
A coroner has recorded a verdict that Captain Lisa Head was unlawfully killed on active service in Afghanistan.
An inquest will be held into the death of the first British female explosives expert to be killed in Afghanistan. Captain Lisa Head, of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, the Royal Logistic Corps, was injured while defusing an improvised explosive device in Helmand province in April 2011.
The 29-year-old, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was flown home and treated at hospital in Birmingham where she later died.Capt Head had deployed to Afghanistan in March last year. She had cleared one IED in an alleyway in Nahr-e-Saraj when a second device exploded.
The inquest will be held at Bradford Coroner's Court this morning.
An inquest is due to take place in Bradford into the death of Captain Lisa Head, the first woman explosives expert to be killed in Afghanistan.
She died last year in Helmand Province whilst defusing an Improvised Explosive Device.