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800 phone lines in Tweedbank cut by vandals

The phonelines were cut after a manhole and cables near Galfoot Bridge were vandalised Credit: Google maps

Hundreds of phone lines around Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders, have been vandalised.

It happened between midnight and 2am on Wednesday 26 July, when, Borders Police say, a manhole cover near Galafoot Bridge was tampered with and cabling damaged, taking down over 800 telephone and broadband lines in the village.

This is a mindless attack on the community, leaving many people without essential phone lines and internet services. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the Kingsknowes Bridge and Tweedbank areas in the early hours of Wednesday 26th and may have seen or heard anything suspicious."

– Inspector Tony Hodges

Anyone with information is urged to call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 745 of 26th July, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.