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Thames Valley Police have charged two men with theft.
It comes as part of a crackdown on metal theft across the Thames Valley.
20-year-old Ciaran O’Callaghan, from Moulsford Mews, Reading, and Fergus Moore, aged 64, from Bishopscote Road, Luton, were both charged with two counts of theft.
The charges relate to some stolen cable belonging to BT found by the Op Precious team on a routine visit to a scrap metal dealer in Baylis, Slough.
They have been released on bail to attend Slough Magistrates’ Court on 1st November.
The target was illegal scrap metal dealers, but drivers in one area of Reading were caught up in a police crackdown on motoring offences.
Operation Precious led by Thames Valley Police went on for five hours in the town. Penny Sylvester went to find out more.