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Thieves put their lives at risk to steal cabling

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 26, 2012

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Thieves risked their lives when they took bolt cutters to live cables in order to steal a length worth £5,000. The incident took place at the open part of the Aggregate Industries quarry at Landkey, Barnstaple, between Friday, September 21, and Sunday, September 23. The thieves stole a 150 metre length. DC Michael Dean said: "To cut into live cabling is obviously extremely foolhardy and could have had disastrous consequences for those involved. I would urge anyone with information, or anyone who may have been offered this cabling, to contact the police."

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