Tweedbank pylon thieves 'risked electrocution'

Police have said thieves who stole copper from an electricity pylon were putting their own lives in danger.

The incident happened at the Scottish Power compound on Essenside Drive in Tweedbank on Saturday at about 21:45.

Several lengths of copper taping, used to earth the pylons, were stolen.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Not only has this theft resulted in damage to the pylons, it could also have put those responsible in danger of electrocution."

He added: "Anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in or around the pylon compound on Saturday evening is asked to contact police immediately."

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