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Two men arrested near Lakenheath for alleged theft of copper cable

11:58 11 February 2014

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

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Two men have been arrested in relation to metal theft after being pulled over by police officers.

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The men were stopped at 12.30am this morning by Forest Heath police after being spotted on the A1065, near to the junction with the B1112 towards Eriswell.

They were driving a “suspicious vehicle”, according to police.

The car was followed for a short time before being pulled over in Station Road, Lakenheath, where checks were carried out.

Inside the boot approximately 10 metres of copper cable was discovered.

A 24-year-old man from Thetford and a 32-year-old man from Brandon were arrested on suspicion of theft and taken to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where they are being questioned.

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