Metal thefts are causing power cuts

Metal thieves are causing power cuts across the region.
Metal thieves are causing power cuts across the region.

A sudden increase in the number of metal thefts has caused power cuts for homes and businesses across West Yorkshire.

Northern Powergrid’s head of West Yorkshire zone Mick Hickling said: “Thieves leave our network in a dangerous condition with cables often left within easy reach of people passing by.
The worry is that the innocent bystander could be seriously injured as a result of the thieves’ actions.”
The company is urging anyone with information on metal thefts or who notices any suspicious to call its emergency number 0800 375 675, or the police on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.