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South Yorkshire metal theft

Metal theft Credit: Calendar News

Metal thieves have struck twice over the weekend in South Yorkshire. They cut through 66,000 volt conductors in Rossington and tried to steal one and a half kilometres of power cables.

They then cut through steel support masts - 17 collapsed over a five kilometre stretch. Nearly a thousand people lost power on Saturday night.

On Monday roads were closed in Tickhill, Doncaster, when cabling which thieves tried to steal fell onto the roads.