Northern Ireland

Explosion warning after Newbuildings, Derry, gas theft

Police in Londonderry have issued a warning after gas cylinders worth £2,000 were stolen in Newbuildings.

They were stolen from a shop on Victoria Road some time between 19:15 GMT on Monday and 08:00 GMT on Tuesday.

One of the cylinders, which looks the same as the others except for the fact it is blue, contains 100% butane.

Police have said if it is connected to a domestic supply it will explode. They have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.