Cable thieves jailed

Five thieves who targetted railway and communication cables across Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire have been jailed for a total of 12 years

The gang carried out 47 raids between May and August 2011.

Christopher Cruz, Kris Kreuder, Shaun Nembhard, and John Michael Newton - all from Basildon in Essex - plus Simon Scott from Leeds and Bill Lee who is already serving a jail sentence, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal cable from the railway network.

Christopher Daniel Cruz Credit: British Transport Police
Kris Kreuder Credit: British Transport Police
Sean George Nembhard Credit: British Transport Police
Simon Paul Scott Credit: British Transport Police
Bill Lee Credit: British Transport Police