Images released in connection with Wigan train line cable theft

British Transport Police are hoping to speak to this man in connection with a cable theft
British Transport Police are hoping to speak to this man in connection with a cable theft

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

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.

CCTV images have been released in connection with the cable theft

CCTV images have been released in connection with the cable theft

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.

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."