Speed camera is stolen from Derbyshire road

Vandals have stolen a speed camera from a Derbyshire road.

Police said thieves sawed through the pole the camera was attached to, cutting through a power cable, before taking the camera unit.

The camera, which was on Worksop Road, Mastin Moor, was stolen some time between Friday and Monday.

Ch Insp Steve Wilson, of Derbyshire Constabulary, said whoever was responsible risked death or serious injury by their actions.

He said: "These cameras are there to reduce collisions and make the roads safer for everyone.

"We believe this camera may have been taken by someone caught by the unit recently and they would have needed a vehicle to take it away.

"By cutting through the electric cable, the thief risked serious electrocution or even death."

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