Manhole covers stolen in Witcham

PUBLISHED: 16:02 23 February 2011 | UPDATED: 16:02 23 February 2011

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POLICE are appealing for information after several manhole covers were stolen in Witcham.

Offenders are believed to have worn high visibility vests to pretend they were workmen legitimately removing the covers between 6pm on Monday (February 21) and 9.30am the following day.

The covers were stolen from the High Street.

Inspector Robin Sissons said: “This was a brazen theft in a busy street and I would appeal to anyone who sees men removing manhole covers and not replacing them to contact police.

“Not only does this type of crime cause inconvenience to motorists and the local council, but there are also severe safety implications. A vehicle could sustain significant damage if it was to drive over one of these holes and there is also the danger of pedestrians falling into an uncovered manhole and injuring themselves.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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