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Tea bags worth 22,500 are stolen
The 7,000 packets of Tetley tea bags were stolen from Wigan
Thieves have stolen tea bags worth an estimated 22,500 from a warehouse in Greater Manchester.

The 7,000 packets of Tetley tea bags were taken from the warehouse on Bankfield Road in Wigan on Sunday.

The gates to the premises were cut open and two forklift trucks were used to remove the tea bags stored there.

Police said the thieves then loaded them into a vehicle, closed the main warehouse shutter and secured the gates with plastic film before driving off.

Pc Kal Bhatti of Greater Manchester Police said: "We are talking about a huge amount of stolen tea bags here, and someone must know something about this.

"Such was the quantity, that the thieves must have used a large truck to transport the tea away from the warehouse.

"We'd also like to appeal to anyone who has been approached by someone trying to sell tea in bulk since the weekend. It is possible they could be linked to this crime."

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact police.

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