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British Transport Police are appealing for help to catch thieves who stole fourteen thousand pounds worth of cabling from tracks in the Rhymney Valley.
They say recent legislation, which makes it illegal for scrap metal dealers to give cash, is going some way to reducing the problem. But as Hannah Thomas reports, they've still got a big fight on the hands to stop it altogether.
£14,000 worth of metal has been stolen from the railway in the New Tredegar area .
The British Transport Police is asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious between the 2nd and 8th of January, when the thefts occurred, to contact them on 0800 405040.
Officers are investigating four separate incidents in and around the Brithdir area.