POLICE are probing the theft of bank account details of thousands of Morrisons employees after they were put online.

The supermarket - which has 130,000 workers - emailed employees to inform them of the data theft and publication of the payroll system, while staff were also informed in person at branches. Details were also sent on a disc to a newspaper.

A spokesman said: "There has been no loss of customer data and no colleague will be left financially disadvantaged.

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"We have already informed our colleagues about the theft and we are helping them take the appropriate actions to safeguard their personal data."

A review of the company's internal data security measures has been launched.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Wallen of West Yorkshire Police said: "We are supporting Morrisons and their investigation into these matters."