Copper Thieves Strike Openreach’s Network in Cambridgeshire AGAIN
Date of alert:
Saturday, 26 February 2022
The previous offer of a £20K reward to help catch those responsible for a string of copper cable thefts in rural Cambridgeshire (England) has not been effective, yet. Openreach’s (BT) network in the county has again been hit by the crime, which saw 3.4km of underground cable stolen and broadband disrupted for 3,000 properties.
Since the end of last year we’ve reported on a growing string of attacks against Openreach’s infrastructure in the area (here, here and here), which were aimed at stealing the operator’s copper cable and seem likely to have been committed by an organised gang of criminals. The price of copper remains high and this tends fuels such activity. Sadly, the perpetrators have no regard for the significant harm they cause to locals.