Burglars’ hopes go up in smoke

WOULD-BE burglars got a smoky surprise after breaking into a Morecambe video store.

Alarms including a smoke screen activated when a fire door was forced at Blockbuster on Central Drive and the pair, who were dressed in black, fled empty-handed.

Police were called to the scene at 11.50pm last night and officers are now studying CCTV from the store. Firefighters also turned out to clear the smoke.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.