Gardaí issue warning over radioactive rods taken in Swords burglary

Gardaí have issued a warning over 'highly dangerous' radioactive material stolen during a burglary in Swords over the weekend.

The radioactive material taken is described as seven lightning preventers which were contained in a red metal box .

They have the appearance of aluminium or stainless steel but are of no scrap value.

"These are highly dangerous and should not be touched or approached," a garda statement said.

Anyone who discovers these items or has any information as to where they are is asked to contact Gardai at Swords on 01 6664700, or any Garda Station.

Additionally they can contact the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland on 01 2066913.

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