Thieves steal copper cable from hospital grounds

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after thieves broke into hospital grounds before digging up copper cable in an early morning raid.

The incident happened between 4am and 7am on Wednesday at the University Hospital of Hartlepool when thieves cut through a section of fencing and dug up cable.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Matt Kenning, of Hartleopool Police, on (01642) 302178 or Crimestoppers on 0800 55511.