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'Stolen' acids found in Forest of Dean amid arrests

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Image caption Drums similar to the two that were stolen in the Forest of Dean

Two people have been arrested in connection with the theft of two containers of acid from a business in the Forest of Dean, police have said.

A local man, 18, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of burglary. He is also being questioned under the Explosive Substances Act 1883 and is in custody.

A boy, 14, from Whitecroft was also arrested on suspicion of burglary. He has been bailed until 16 September.

The two 30-litre drums contained hydrochloric acid and sulphuric acid.

Both drums were taken from Whitecroft overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

They have since been recovered from a property in Whitecroft. A quantity of potassium cyanide was recovered in Pillowell.

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