Metal thieves putting lives at risk in Yorkshire

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Northern Powergrid, the electricity distributor for Yorkshire and the North East, says innocent people’s lives are being put at serious risk by thieves targeting overhead power lines across West Yorkshire.

In the last week alone, nine incidents of theft from the electricity network have taken place locally with 40 in total over the last few weeks. The thefts have resulted in approximately 13 kilometres of copper cable being stolen and thousands of properties experiencing disruption to their electricity power supplies as a result.

scrap metal
scrap metal

Last night, thieves damaged overhead lines in East Yorkshire in two incidents near Goole which interrupted electricity supplies to 1019 properties.


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