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Would-be thieves try to take “significant” amount of cable from the Midland mainline

Detectives are investigating after an attempt to steal a significant amount of cable from the Midlands Mainline between Westoning and Flitwick. Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to assist with their enquiries.

Overnight between 11pm on Friday 12 August and 1.30am on Saturday 13 August, offenders have attempted to steal a large amount of cable from the railway. Although unsuccessful the damage caused resulted in over 60 hours of delays to the rail network and more than £450,000.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone in that area, that may have witnessed something, in particular suspicious vehicles including quad bikes and those who might have information, that will assist with the investigation.



Witnesses, or anyone with information, can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 762 12 August.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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