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£1,000 reward to catch BT phone cable thieves

BT says a total of eleven underground cables were damaged on Saturday.

We would appeal for people to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour in or around street cabinets or manhole covers immediately. The theft of metal is a continuing problem in the UK, affecting many industry sectors.

A BT partnership with Crimestoppers offers up to £1,000 reward for information leading to arrests and subsequent successful convictions. People can call anonymously and free on 0800 555 111.

– BT statement

Vandals cut BT cables, leaving thousands with no phone line

Thousands of BT customers were left with no phone line after the "malicious damage" of cables in Ealing. Some TalkTalk customers also had services cut off.

. Credit: Press Association

In a statement, BT said: "BT Openreach have suffered malicious cuts to underground cabling in the Ealing area which is affecting some services.

"Our engineers have been onsite from the outset, fixing damaged sections of cabling and conducting a lot of complex engineering work. Most customers will have seen their services restored already."


Extreme weather causes havoc across London

Last night's winds have uprooted trees and heavy mobile signs across the capital.

West London hit by storms

Other parts of West London have been severely affected by last night's stormy weather.


Storm damage in London just off Hangar Lane near Ealing Common in London

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