Thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of cable from a metal container on a site at James Watt Close in Great Yarmouth.

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The incident happened between 5pm on Friday, August 31 and 10.30am on Saturday, September 1.

The thieves entered the site by cutting a wire fence at the back of the premises and gained entry to the container before stealing drums and coils of the cable.

This included ten drums of custom made yellow cable and six coils of 80-metre lengths of the same cable that has black connectors attached.

A drum of black armoured cable that is 3cm-5cm diameter was also taken.

The yellow cable is mainly plastic sheath and is thought to have very little copper value, although it is estimated that the total length of cable taken equates to 2.2km.

The drums are bulky and would have needed at least two people to move – and a large vehicle to transport away.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area overnight Friday – Saturday, or anyone with information about who stole the cable, to call PC Adam Hovells on 101.

Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered similar cable for sale since.

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