Images released in connection with Wigan train line cable theft

Images have been released after thousands of pounds worth of cable was stolen from a Wigan train line.

Tuesday, 10th July 2018, 12:56 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:00 pm
British Transport Police are hoping to speak to this man in connection with a cable theft

British Transport Police are appealing for help following the theft, which occurred between 4am and 7am on 16 June. During the incident a "large quantity" of cable was stolen from the Haydock Branch line close to Golborne in Wigan.

This is one of a number of incidents in the area that has resulted in the theft of cable with an estimated value of £9,000.

Officers have conducted a number of enquiries and are today releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak with in connection.

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CCTV images have been released in connection with the cable theft

If you know who he is then contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 144 of 16/06/2018. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

BTP officers added: "Cable theft is not a victimless crime and can incur a huge cost to the rail industry. Officers continue to work closely with Network Rail and train operators to prevent cable theft and ensure that offenders are brought to justice."