Thieves Targetting BT Cables In The Harborough District As Copper Prices Rise
1st December 2009
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This is a message to all our Watch members and Key Individuals from Harborough Police.

You may be aware that as a result of copper prices rising we are again suffering a number of thefts of copper all across the district. One particular target has been BT cabling. The technique employed by the offenders is to cut the wires at or near to a BT sub-station or junction box, often found on the outskirts of a village. They will then locate a BT inspection box up to 200 metres away from the original box, cut these wires and then pull the cable out. It is suspected that they will often use a vehicle to apply the necessary towing force.

If you notice any unusual activity at or near these locations, especially late at night please call the police immediately on 999.

Your assistance is truly appreciated.

Henry Whatley (7729)

Community Initiatives Co-ordinator

Harborough & Lutterworth Police

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