UPDATE: Stolen copper reels and batteries from Mid Norfolk Railway station recovered by police

Mid Norfolk Railway, Dereham Station. Mid Norfolk Railway, Dereham Station.

Friday, May 2, 2014
11:19 AM

Stolen copper cable reels and batteries taken from the Mid Norfolk Railway’s Dereham Station on Wednesday have been recovered by police on the back of a stolen pick-up which was abandoned nearby.

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Police say they believe a white Isuzu pick-up, that was found still containing the stolen metal, had been stolen earlier that morning.

Police have launched an investigation into the theft which included £20,000 worth of copper cable reels along with a significant number of locomotive and carriage lead acid batteries.

A spokesman for the MNR said: “Thankfully the stolen property has been recovered but not without the risk of damage during the theft and loose transportation on the back of a lorry. No damage was sustained to the station building or rolling stock.”

Volunteers had discovered the break-in at Dereham Station’s east yard on Wednesday morning finding the gate lock torn away, the battery shop’s door wide open and locks torn off three storage containers.

* Anyone who has noticed any strange activity near the station or who has any information about the crime, should contact Norfolk Police on 101, email info@mnr.org.uk or call 01362 851723.

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