Derby

Warning over Derbyshire sub-station thefts

Thieves targeting electricity sub-stations in Derbyshire have been warned they are risking injury and death.

On 29 September it was discovered 100 metres of cable had been stolen from the facility on Calow Lane, Calow.

Four days later, a sub-station on Callywhite Lane, Dronfield was broken into and live wires cut.

Police said such incidents were extremely dangerous, as well as causing disruption to nearby communities and expense to suppliers.

Insp Russ Dakin, said: "These cables carry a high voltage and anyone who tampers with them is at risk of serious injury or death.

"We are appealing to people who live near sub-stations to be particularly alert to any suspicious behaviour.

"Their vigilance could prevent a power cut that would cause inconvenience to hundreds of people."

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