Scrap metal thieves dicing with death ‘for just a few pounds’

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Desperate thieves are dicing with death for the sake of a few pounds worth of scrap metal.

Criminals hunting for copper and loose wires have attacked electricity substations in Lewes seven times in the past month.

In one case thieves caused £800 of damage when they stole copper worth just £22.

In another incident about 1,700 homes lost power when the network was interfered with.

Other stolen items included five generator leads, essential safety earthing equipment and more copper worth about £57.

The damage has prompted an urgent public appeal by the county’s power distributor.

via Scrap metal thieves dicing with death ‘for just a few pounds’ (From The Argus).

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