Tyne & Wear

Thieves climb scaffolding to steal copper in Newcastle

Police have issued a warning following the theft of copper cable from a Newcastle building site.

Thieves climbed scaffolding before cutting away cable worth thousands of pounds.

The site, at Dovercourt Road in the Walker area, was broken into between 7 and 12 January.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said the offenders were putting their lives at risk by entering fenced off building sites and climbing scaffolding.

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