Tyne & Wear

Arrest after phone cable stolen in North Tyneside

A man has been arrested after telephone cable was stolen from North Tyneside causing £10,000 of damage.

Police were called to open land near near to the old gas storage depot in Nelson Terrace, Percy Main, on Thursday.

Police said a local business's phone system had been knocked out due to the theft of metal cable.

After searching the area they discovered a man in a manhole and a quantity of telephone cable.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites