Attempted cable theft causes train chaos

By Phil Turner | 29/04/2010 1 comments

Attempted cable theft causes train chaos

AN attempted theft of cable from a railway line outside Mexborough train station caused chaos on the network on Wednesday.

A thief or gang responsible for the attempted theft struck at around 1.45am.
It caused “significant disruption” according to British Transport Police, who said it was an extremely dangerous crime.

Officers carried out investigations at the scene and are making enquiries in the local community.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “No cable is believed to have been stolen but a number of cuts have been made.

“The theft of cable from the railway is an extremely dangerous crime which is costly to the rail industry and causes hours of delays to the thousands of passengers who rely on the rail network.

“The disruption that is caused really is an attack on the community.”

q Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident 25 of 28/04/10 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • These crimes really do cause the most frustrating situation for rail customers. I would urge everyone to take a pro-active approach to this issue and report EVERY rail crime they see to the BTP on 0800 40 50 40.

    Patrick01. Tue 11 May 22:39:24.

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