Explosion risk after metal theft in Sutton

METAL thieves stole a trailer full of potentially dangerous magnesium car parts from an industrial estate in Sutton.

The trailer, which was not connected to a cab, was parked at Hamilton Road, overnight between Sunday and Monday.

Police say the thieves would have needed their own cab to connect to the trailer and drive away from the site, and issued a safey warning about the metal.

Pc Shaun Healy said: “Magnesium is a very unstable and flammable metal. If it is interfered with or comes into contact with a spark or open flame there is the chance it could explode and cause extensive damage and injury.”

The trailer is described as a blue curtain-sided trailer, with ‘Nelson Distribution’ written on the side. It is 13m long and nearly 5m high.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have any information.