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Police investigate Great Ayton cable theft

Hambleton police are appealing for information following the theft of a large amount of copper cable near Great Ayton. It was stolen between midnight and 3pm on Friday 27 July 2012, from the A172 between Great Ayton and Nunthorpe when thieves took around 800m of cable valued at £10,000.

“If you saw any suspicious activity in the area in the days leading up to the theft or saw it taking place, I urge you to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away. I also need to speak to any scrap dealers who may have been offered the cable and ask them to come forward and speak to the police as soon as possible.”

– PC Amy Littledyke, of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team