Cable thieves cut off 300 phone users in Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 16:34 25 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:01 06 May 2010

THIEVES who stole expensive cabling in Harpenden are to blame for disruption to the town s phone lines. The theft occurred at around 9pm last Friday when a large amount of copper cabling was taken from a site on St Albans Road near the Walkers Road roun

THIEVES who stole expensive cabling in Harpenden are to blame for disruption to the town's phone lines.

The theft occurred at around 9pm last Friday when a large amount of copper cabling was taken from a site on St Albans Road near the Walkers Road roundabout.

As a result of the theft, nearly 300 Harpenden residents lost their BT service on Friday evening and some still haven't got it back.

A BT spokesperson said that engineers were currently working on site to repair the damage.

He added: "We currently have just under 100 faults to clear and we are working as quickly as possible to restore service to those Harpenden residents who have been affected by the cable thefts.

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