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Man and woman arrested over Bermondsey cable theft

Southern train
Image caption The theft caused severe disruption on Southern and First Capital Connect trains

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing signalling cable following an incident in London that caused disruption to railway services.

A 39-year-old woman and 44-year-old man, both from south-east London, are being questioned by police.

About 210 feet (65m) of cable was stolen from a line in Bermondsey, south-east London, in the early hours of Tuesday.

The incident led to the cancellation of 146 trains and disruption to services.

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