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UPDATE FRIDAY 3.45PM Internet service is back for about 200 homes in Holbeach St Johns after attempted theft of fibre optic cables




Internet services are back to normal for about 200 homes in Holbeach St Johns after an attempted theft of cables.

Engineers worked from about 7.30pm on Wednesday to repair fibre optic cables that had been cut in the area of Sutton St James.

A spokesman for Openreach, which looks after internet connectivity across the UK, said: "Repairs were completed at around 11.30pm on Thursday and we are sorry for the disruption caused to both internet users and motorists."

Internet services have been restored to about 200 homes in Holbeach St Johns after the attempted theft of fibre optic cables on Wednesday.Photo supplied.
Internet services have been restored to about 200 homes in Holbeach St Johns after the attempted theft of fibre optic cables on Wednesday.Photo supplied.

THURSDAY 3.45PM: About 200 homes in Holbeach St Johns are without internet coverage after fibre optic cables were cut.

Engineers from Openreach are carrying out repairs to a service box between Holbeach St Johns and Sutton St James after the attempted theft of cabling at about 6pm yesterday (Wednesday).

An Openreach spokesman declined to state the exact location of the incident but said: "A fibre optic cable in a box at the side of a 60mph road in Sutton St James has been cut deliberately.

BT Openreach engineers are working on repairs to fibre optic cables that were cut in Holbeach St Johns overnight.Photo supplied.
BT Openreach engineers are working on repairs to fibre optic cables that were cut in Holbeach St Johns overnight.Photo supplied.

"Holbeach St Johns lies along the cable route and what we suspect to be an attempted theft has left around 200 premises without broadband services.

"Engineers visited last night and reported that emergency traffic management would be required to work safely.

"A four-way traffic management system is now in place and repair work is getting under way."

Internet services have been restored to about 200 homes in Holbeach St Johns after the attempted theft of fibre optic cables on Wednesday.Photo supplied.
Internet services have been restored to about 200 homes in Holbeach St Johns after the attempted theft of fibre optic cables on Wednesday.Photo supplied.

"We will be doing everything we can to restore services as swiftly as possible.

"In the meantime, we are sorry for the disruption to both internet users and traffic.

"We would urge anyone who noticed anything suspicious to report it to the police by calling 101."

Call Lincolnshire Police on 101.
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