Glasgow & West Scotland

Rail cable thieves in Cambuslang sought over axe threat

British Transport Police are attempting to trace two men who threatened rail staff with an axe after being disturbed while trying to steal railway cable.

The incident happened while three rail workers were carrying out checks near Cambuslang Road, South Lanarkshire, at about 17:45 on Wednesday.

After threatening the workers, the two men fled towards London Road along the footpath adjacent to the River Clyde.

British Transport Police said a small amount of cable was taken.

One of the men was described as being about 6ft tall, aged between 25 and 30, of medium build. He was wearing a black tracksuit with a hood and gloves.

The other man was described as being about 5ft 7in tall and balding. He was wearing a green fishing-style jacket and was carrying a black rucksack.

Det Con Kevin Foulis said: "I am anxious to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the two men responsible."

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