Crime-fighting charity continues crackdown on cable thieves

An Openreach worker recovers stolen BT cable from a scrapyard.
An Openreach worker recovers stolen BT cable from a scrapyard.

A crime-fighting charity is continuing its crackdown on cable thieves.

Crimestoppers has once again joined forces with Openreach, a BT Group businesses, to run its campaign.

Last year, the charity was handed 50 pieces of information while six rewards of £1,000 was offered for information that led to the arrest and conviction of those carrying out the thefts in the North East and London.

Rodger Holden, director of business development at Crimestoppers, said: “Crimestoppers and Openreach’s partnership continues to go from strength to strength and reaffirms our commitment to tackling an issue that can be highly disruptive to communities across the UK.

“We hope we can eradicate this problem and ensure businesses and communities do not have to suffer any longer.”

Anyone with information about those responsible for a cable theft or damage, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through the anonymous online form https://crimestoppers-uk.org/