North East Wales

Two in court over £450k metal theft conspiracy on Deeside

Two men have been charged with conspiring to steal three miles of metal pipeline valued at £450,000.

The disused pipeline previously carried water from an artesian well to the cooling towers at Shotton Steelworks on Deeside.

It is alleged the pipe, which is owned by Tata Steel, was targeted between August 2012 and July 2013.

Flintshire magistrates sent the case to Mold Crown Court where the men, aged 69 and 54, will appear next week.

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