Authorities voice concerns about overhead wire thefts

The ESB and gardai have issued joint statements expressing their concerns over a recent spike in overhead wire thefts, writes Liam Cosgrove.

“Networks are concerned at recent thefts of overhead wires between poles on the live network,” a Garda statement outlined this evening (Monday).

“Perpetrators are warned that this is a very dangerous activity with potentially fatal consequences and are urged to cease immediately.”

Pointing to the potentially pivotal role members of the public can play in stamping out such crimes, gardai are advising people to contact their local Garda Station when noticing any suspicious activity near power lines.




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