Cables pulled out of the ground by 4x4 in Barsham field

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Thieves have used a 4x4 to pull out cabling from the ground in a field in Beccles - Credit: Archant

Thieves have used a 4x4 to wrench cables out of the ground in a field in Barsham near Beccles.

A witness spotted the cables being stolen on Tuesday, January 25, after seeing a red Mitsubishi Pajero driving over the field off Bungay Road.

The cable, described as wire about 50mm thick and wrapped in lead, had been pulled out of the ground using a chain.

A police spokesman said cable theft is one of the most common types of metal thefts and has serious safety implications, as well as impacting vital public services.

Cabling is often stolen by attaching a chain from a vehicle to the end of cut cable and wrenching it from the ground.

Live electricity cables, such as those found in railway lines, as well as telephone and broadband cables are often targeted by criminals. 

Anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour or knows who was responsible should contact Lowestoft police, quoting crime number 37/5214/37 by calling 101 or online here: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update.

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