A MILKMAN had his van stolen a couple of hours before he was due to set off on his deliveries.

A white Toyota Hilux was stolen from Chorley New Road, in Horwich, at around 3am on Monday. Police have released the registration number of the vehicle to help try and track the stolen milk float down.

GMP Bolton Central said: "White Toyota Hilux, registration YB57 WXA, stolen from a milkman around 3am in the Chorley New Road area of Horwich. Any sightings, please call 101 quoting log 327 22/07/19."