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CCTV images released in connection to cable theft – Bristol

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Officers investigating the theft of railway signalling cable are today releasing CCTV images of two men they want to speak with in connection. 

The theft occurred over a two night period at a Network Rail depot in Mead Rise, Bedminster. 

At approximately 10.30pm on Monday 18 September, two men gained entry to the depot and damaged and removed a significant amount of railway cable. The following night, at approximately 9.30pm the same men returned to the yard to collect the damaged cable, however they were chased from the scene.                

Today, images are being released of two men sought in connection. Do you know who they are? 

Investigating officer DC Mat Harvey, said: “Cable theft has a profound impact on railway operations and often leads to lengthy and disruptive journeys to passengers nationwide. Not to mention the significant financial impact of having to replace stolen or damaged cable. 

“Stealing cable is not a victimless crime and we have a number active lines of enquiry in place to trace the persons responsible. 

“I am very keen to hear from anyone who recognises the two men in the CCTV images we have released. Likewise, if you like near to this compound and saw anyone acting suspiciously on these two dates, please get in touch. Your information could prove vital in our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 325 of 10/10/2017. Alternatviey, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.  

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