Manhole thefts

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THIEVES have been removing manhole covers in a bid to steal underground copper cabling.

BT service manhole covers were removed in Bourne Road, Baston, overnight on Saturday and an attempt was made to cut and reel in the underground cabling. It is possible the thieves were disturbed.

The open covers were not in the road so there was no danger to motorists or cyclists.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity, or anyone who appeared to be working on the roads in the area to get in touch with them as soon as possible by calling 101.