August 3, 2008

Phones Cut Off As BT Cable Stolen

METAL thieves have stolen underground telephone cables - leaving 150 British Telecom customers in the Midlands without phone and internet connections.

The copper-lined wires were ripped out in the Beaudesert Park and Cannock Wood area on the Cannock/Lichfield border in Staffordshire.

Last night, BT confirmed that the incident was among a growing number of cable thefts reported to police.

Spokeswoman Emma Tenant added: "Around 150 people are affected. We will be working throughout the weekend to ensure the full service for everyone affected is back up and running."

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