Railway safety track devices which can be detonated taken in Sunderland car theft

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POLICE are appealing for information after a number of railway track safety devices were stolen from a car in Sunderland.

The theft happened between 6pm and 6.40pm, on Wednesday, March 17.

Thieves gained entry to the car, parked in Vicarage Court, Hylton Castle before making off with items from inside.

The stolen goods included a number of railway fog detonators.

The devices are designed to detonate on a railway track when ran over by a train so are unlikely to cause harm without having this extreme pressure applied to them.

However, police are urging anyone who spots them discarded to leave them as they found them and contact police.

A total of seven devices are missing and are described as the size of a tealight candle.

Anyone who believes they may have seen the items or has any information on the theft should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 190 18/03/15 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.