UPDATE: Stolen copper reels and batteries from Mid Norfolk Railway station recovered by police
11:19 02 May 2014
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.
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 email@example.com or call 01362 851723.