A laptop computer containing the personal details of more than 100 directors of bankrupt companies has been stolen.
The Insolvency Service has said that it has written to those companies whom it believes may have been affected. The laptop was one of four stolen from an office in Manchester and contained information on 122 company directors.
A statement from the Insolvency Service said: "The information consisted of documents sent to the Insolvency Service by insolvency practitioners who act as administrators, receivers or liquidators of insolvent companies.
"The documents, which are required to be sent by law, included information about the activities of company directors which the insolvency practitioner considers may give cause for concern."
Greater Manchester Police are investigating.