Phones cut by thefts

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RESIDENTS’ home telephones are expected to be back in action tomorrow after a major cable theft saw them disconnected for almost a week.

Scores of people living in the Trimdon area reported faults after their phone lines were disconnected following the theft.

A BT spokeswoman said the firm believes the cable theft in Trimdon could be linked to others in Hetton-le-Hole and Durham City which also took place last week.

Engineers are working to replace the cable and lines are expected to be restored tomorrow.

Anyone with any information about the cable thefts is asked to call Durham Police on 0345 6060365 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.