Lorry stolen with £30,000 worth of copper cable

CCTV shows the lorry on Tavistock Road at the George Junction Park and Ride. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses after the theft of a lorry loaded with £30,000 worth of copper cable.

The articulated lorry carrying 20 tonnes of copper cable was taken from Langdons Transport yard in Roborough around 11.30pm on Saturday 18 January.

It was later found abandoned with a burnt out clutch at Tailyour Road, Crownhill, around midnight and the cable had been stolen.

Police are interested to hear from any witnesses who may have seen the lorry and could identify the driver and any passengers.

Anyone who has been offered the copper cable for sale is also asked to contact police.