Page last updated at 16:56 GMT, Friday, 11 April 2008 17:56 UK

Chocolate Flakes worth 20k taken

Boxes of chocolate worth an estimated 20,000 have been stolen from a dairy business in Lancashire.

Eight pallets containing boxes of Cadbury's flakes were stolen from Frederick's Dairies in Skelmersdale.

The firm is offering a reward of 10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the burglars.

Lancashire Police said a gang in a Ford Transit van forced locks on the security gate and chiller cabinet at the firm to steal the chocolate.

The burglary happened in the early hours of Sunday.

Det Sgt Steve Kidd of Skelmersdale police said: "This is a substantial reward that has been offered by Fredericks Dairies who are determined as we are to catch the offenders."

Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen the thieves, or has information about the chocolate being offered for sale.

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