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Thieves target wind farm  

Thieves have made off with thousands of pounds worth of copper from a wind farm site in County Durham.

About 240 metres of cable, worth an estimated £5,000, disappeared from the site, in Trimdon Grange, where currently four turbines are being built.

Newton Aycliffe police say it went missing at some point between Thursday, March 20, and Monday, March 24.

PC Helen Moiser said the thieves had forced doors on the turbines to gain entry.

She said: “The wind farm is in a rural location and whoever took the cable and other copper items must have used a vehicle to transport them. “I would urge anyone who spotted any suspicious activity in the area in the last few days to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Moiser at Newton Aycliffe police on 0845-60-60-365 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

By Chris Fay

The Northern Echo

25 March 2008

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