Icy water leads to boiler stolen from house in Leigh

Police in Greater Manchester caught a pair of suspected thieves after they followed a trail of frozen water leaking from a stolen boiler.

Officers were called to reports of a break-in at a house in Firs Lane, Leigh, at about 0150 GMT on Monday.

When they arrived, they saw the boiler had been taken from the kitchen - but it had dripped water which had frozen in a trail leading to a nearby house.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

The men, aged 38 and 29, remain in police custody for questioning.

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