Suspect arrested over Hartlepool copper piping theft bid

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempt to steal copper piping.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 12:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 12:46 pm
Police were called to Garston Grove, in Hartlepool, at 10pm on Tuesday night.

The 46-year-old man is helping police with their inquiries after officers were called to the Seaton Lane area of Hartlepool on Tuesday night.

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A Cleveland Police spokesman said: "Police were called to Garston Grove, in Hartlepool, shortly after 10pm last night, Tuesday 3rd September, to a report of a group attempting to steal cables.

"The man was arrested nearby and he remains in police custody at this time."