Blank passports and visas have been stolen from a van travelling from Manchester to London.
The Foreign Office has confirmed 24 parcels were taken and that could mean thousands of individual documents.

A spokeswoman described the incident as a serious breach of security.

She the blank documents were destined for British embassies and were being transported from a factory in Oldham to RAF Northolt in northwest London.

The Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "The van was hijacked en route from the production site."


  1. For a country that has cameras on every street corner, it seems criminally lax over important security.

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