Van raid causes scare

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A ROAD was closed early yesterday after thieves broke into a van and left a leaking gas cylinder.

The Transit-type van was parked on Worksop Road, Tickhill, and the raiders used oxy-acetylene cutting equipment to open a safe inside and steal cash.

The equipment was left at the scene along with acetylene and oxygen canisters, one of which appeared to be leaking, so Worksop Road was closed at around 5.45am and the fire service called.

The canisters were made safe and recovered by officers and the road re-opened around 6.10am. Nobody has been arrested and enquiries continue.