Leeds & West Yorkshire

Power cut off at 141 Liversedge homes after metal theft

More than 140 homes in West Yorkshire were left without power after a suspected metal theft.

The fire service was called at about 08:00 BST to Church Road in Liversedge after reports of a house fire.

It materialised that copper cabling had been stolen from a nearby substation, which led to power being cut off at 141 properties.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said two men had been arrested on suspicion of metal theft.

Electricity company YEDL said supplies were expected to be restored by 16:00 BST.

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