ARCHERY bows, arrows and smoke grenades have been stolen from a paintballing business.

Police were called to Paintball Trax in Midge Hall Lane, Leyland, overnight between Friday and Saturday.

Police said the thieves used a chainsaw to cut through a door and steal the items.

Inspector Ellie Kanoun said: “Not only does this incident affect this business, the items that were stolen could cause serious harm and damage if they get into the wrong hands so we need to find them urgently.

“We are determined to locate what was taken, along with those responsible and so I am asking anyone who knows anything about this break-in, or have been offered any of the items for sale, to get in contact with us immediately.

"I would also advise people who may come across these things not to handle them but to contact the police."

Those with information can call 101 and quote incident reference 0444 of August 31.