Power Cut Attempted Theft in Totton

Police are appealing for information following the attempted theft of copper in Totton on Wednesday June 2.

At around 11am a power cut occurred, cutting off the power supply to a large number of homes in the area of Jacobs Gutter Lane.

The electricity company located the source of the power cut within a field opposite Jacobs Gutter Lane.

A live power cable in a stream running under the railway line had been tampered with leaving the copper wiring exposed and causing the power cuts.

PC Bridget Stone said: ā€œIt is extremely dangerous to tamper with any electricity cables particularly those close to water as the consequences could result in serious burns or even death. I would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Jacobs Gutter Lane at the time of the power cut.ā€

Anyone with information about this incident should contact PC Bridget Stone at Hythe police station on 101. Alternatively you can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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