Friday, 25 October 2013

Appeal after cables are cut in Lancaster

Police are appealing for information after a number of telephone and satellite cables were cut outside homes in Lancaster.

The most recent offence took place in the early hours of Monday 21st October when someone has approached the front of terraced property on Ford Street and cut through the wire from the satellite dish causing a disruption to the television service.

The previous week a resident on Lune Street awoke on Monday 14th October to discover their Sky and telephone wires had been cut, along with two residents on Furness Street who had their telephone wires cut.

Police are also investigating a report of cables for a cooling system being cut at Lancaster Cricket Club sometime between 18th and 21st October.

Sergeant Guy Hamlett said: “We believe these incidents are all linked and would appeal to anybody with any information that could assist with our investigation to call police on 101,

“Not only have these incidents caused considerable inconvenience to the residents affected, I also have grave concerns that someone, including the person responsible, could inadvertently cut a mains electricity cable and be electrocuted.

“Patrols have been stepped up in the area and officers will be conducting stop checks, together with searches of any suspicious persons.”

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact Lancashire Police on 101.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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