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3 March 2013, 11:00 | Updated: 3 March 2013, 11:07
A police investigation has begun in Cambridge after gas pipes cut into.
Police in Cambridge have been called to a block of flats after metal pipes supplying gas to residents was cut.
Residents in the three storey block noticed the gas had gone out between 6 and 7am on Friday (1st March).
They soon called out the police when they realised metal pipes running from the gas meter on ground floor up to the top floor on the outside of the building, had been sawn into.
A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman has told Heart officers believe the attempted metal theft took place sometime overnight - probably before 2am; but offenders had escaped before being able to remove any of the metalwork.