Marine flare warning issued to Inverness thieves

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POLICE have issued a safety warning after marine flares were stolen from a building in Inverness.

• Police issue warning over improper use of marine flares

• Theft in Inverness on Monday prompts police warning

The theft happened some time between 6.30pm on Saturday and 7.30am on Monday.

An outbuilding on Canal Road was entered and a quantity of marine flares removed from within.

A Police Scotland spoksman said: “We would like to issue a warning to anyone in possession of such an item of the dangers improper use could have to any individual using them without proper training.

“Also the unnecessary use of a marine flare could falsely alert emergency services and rescue teams therefore keeping them from dealing with an actual incident where their services are required.”

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.