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Stolen munitions recovered
TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of theft after munitions were stolen from a freight train.
Both arrests were made shortly after 11pm yesterday, Sunday.
A 29-year-old man was arrested in Birkenhead by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit and a 31-year-old man was arrested in Sheffield by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.
Both men remain in custody, according to Great Manchester Police.
All of the outstanding munitions have now been recovered.
Owned by the Ministry of Defence, they were on a train when it left Cumbria at around 11.30am on Wednesday.
Ten packages, each containing four separate plastic cases 4ft in length, were reported stolen to British Transport Police at around 7.30am on Thursday when the train arrived in Oxfordshire.
Seven of the packages were found near a railway line next to Folley Lane, Dallam, following a police search.
The three remaining packages were recovered by specially trained Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers from an address in Birkenhead.
Police say the investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service, British Transport Police and MoD is ongoing.
Homes are due to be raided in Birkenhead and Sheffield.
Anyone with information can call GMP on 0161 856 1027.