THIEVES raided a Bacup nursery and stole £5,000 in cash and a laptop last night.

The offenders kicked in a panel of the UPVC front door at Blossoms Private Day Nursery and snatched a safe, a petty cash box and the Toshiba computer and damaged several doors inside.

The offenders stole the CCTV recording box for the premises in Vale Street, though police are looking at footage from cameras in the surrounding area.

Anyone with information on the incident, which happened at 10.10pm, should call police on 101.