A FURIOUS bridal store owner has hit out at police after an "inappropriate" post on a GMP social media account about a burglary at her premises.

Glamour Bridal, in Churchgate, was broken into in the early hours of Wednesday.

It is alleged that the steel gate was forced open with a crowbar and bricks were used to smash the front doors before the petty cash tin was taken from the counter.

Officers from the GMP Bolton Central team later revealed that two men had been arrested for the burglary as well as for the break-in at Burger King in Springfield.

The post on the Facebook and Twitter accounts said: "We have just arrested two males for burgling Burger King and a wedding shop in Bolton Town Centre.

"We are not sure what has been stolen yet but let us know if you see anyone wearing suspicious engagement rings."

It included a picture of two people holding hands, with one wearing an onion ring on their right ring finger.

Debbie Buck, owner of Glamour Bridal, was furious with the post and demanded that officers delete it from the pages.

She said: "We were woken up at 5am by the police officers who said the shop had been broken into and they said they had caught someone.

"But later I was alerted by the post on the GMP Bolton Central Facebook page.

"I have been a victim of crime. My business has been broken into. I have rung the police and told them I want the post taken down.

"I know the police are trying to reach out to people on social media but we have been seriously affected by this and we are going to have to pay out so much money.

"This is just an insult to injury. It is so inappropriate."

The 45-year-old, who owns the company with her husband David, said the business does not keep money on the premises and that the petty cash tin only contained £5.

But she said the damage to the front doors was likely to cost them about £1,000.

The post appears to have now been deleted from the Facebook and Twitter pages.

A spokesman from Greater Manchester Police said: "At around 3.40am on Wednesday, police were called to reports of a burglary at a shop in Churchgate, Bolton.

"Two offenders smashed a window at the shop before entering the premises.

"It is believed that a charity cash box was stolen.

"Two men aged 40 and 42 were arrested on suspicion of burglary and have been released under investigation.

"While the police sometimes use humour to engage with the public, we appreciate that in this case the social media post may have been deemed inappropriate.

"We apologise for any offence caused."