Tyne & Wear

Four men arrested in County Durham metal theft probe

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of metal theft in County Durham.

Police were called to a closed landfill site in the West Rainton area of Houghton-le-Spring on Wednesday after reports of suspicious activity.

As part of a regional operation to tackle metal theft they arrested the four men near the scene on suspicion of digging up copper cables.

The men, aged between 23 and 47, are all from the local area.

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