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Police find children's stolen Christmas gifts

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Image caption Officers returned the stolen gifts to the burglary victims

Children who had their Christmas presents stolen have received their gifts after they were found by police.

The family, who live on Buckley Lane, Farnworth, found they had been burgled after they woke up on Christmas Day.

Inquiries led officers from Greater Manchester Police to a location where they found the items.

A 29-year-old man from Bolton has been charged with burglary in a dwelling. A 38-year-old woman who was arrested has been released under investigation.

Before officers made the discovery, the charity Homeless Aid UK donated presents to the children, a police spokesperson said.

Insp William Jennings-Wharton said: "Burglary is an extremely emotive crime, which is heightened at Christmas time especially when it involves children."

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