Posted: Thu 19th May 2022

Work underway to repair infrastructure after 5km of copper cable stolen in Wrexham

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Around 5km of copper cable has been stolen from across Wrexham over the last two weeks.

The thieves have been targeting underground cables used by thousands of telephone and broadband customers in the Wrexham area.

The most recent thefts have taken place in the Southsea and Coedpoedth areas of Wrexham.

Work is now being undertaken to repair the damage infrastructure.

A spokesperson for Openreach said: “We are really disappointed to report that our infrastructure serving properties in the Southsea and Coedpoeth area of Wrexham has once again been targeted by criminals.

“Our engineers have been working hard to repair our damaged infrastructure that has had around 5km of underground copper cable stolen on separate occasions.

“We’re working closely with police and have deployed enhanced security measures in the area.

“It goes without saying that cable theft is an issue that has a significant impact on the wider community and we would urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity that they spot around any of our infrastructure to the police.”



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