Search media releases

Cable theft on Haydock Branch line – Wigan, Greater Manchester

Wigan cable theft - image 1.png

Wigan Cable Theft - image 1

View | Download (PNG - 101 KB)
Officers from British Transport Police are today releasing CCTV images in connection to a cable theft on a branch line in Greater Manchester.
Between 4am and 7am on 16 June, a large quantity of cable was stolen from the Haydock Branch line close to Golborne in Wigan. This is one of a number of incidents in the area that has resulted in the theft of cable with an estimated value of £9,000.

Officers have conducted a number of enquiries and are today releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak with in connection. 

If you know who he is then please contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 144 of 16/06/2018. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Cable theft is not a victimless crime and can incur a huge cost to the rail industry. Officers continue to work closely with Network Rail and train operators to prevent cable theft and ensure that offenders are brought to justice. 

Wigan cable theft - image 2.png

Wigan Cable Theft - image 2

View | Download (PNG - 72 KB)

Share release