Lincolnshire

Electric cable stolen from field near Market Rasen

Nearly 2,000m of electric cabling has been stolen from fields in Lincolnshire.

About 1,800m (5,900ft) of the cable was taken at Normanby-Le-Wold, near Market Rasen, between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Thieves pulled down an isolator and removed cable between about 16 poles. The copper is worth about £2,000 in scrap value.

Police said electricity supplies were not thought to have been affected.

Scrap yards have been warned to notify police if they receive this type of material or they risk prosecution.

Officers believe a large vehicle was used to transport the copper and have appealed to anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact them.

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