Radioactive canister stolen

A canister containing a small amount of radioactive material has been stolen from a van in Bacup.

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Police appeal for help to find stolen radioactive canister

Police in Lancashire are appealing for the public's help in finding a cannister of radioactive material which was stolen over the weekend.

It was taken from a van parked outside a house on New Line in Bacup.

Police were alerted this morning but the break-in could have happened at any time in the previous 48 hours.

The canister is thought to contain Iridium 192, which would only become dangerous if the cannister was opened.


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