Homes phones restored after cable theft
HUNDREDS of phone lines have been restored to homes in Alconbury Weston and surrounding villages after thieves dug up and stole British Telecom cabling. A member of the public called police from a mobile
HUNDREDS of phone lines have been restored to homes in Alconbury Weston and surrounding villages after thieves dug up and stole British Telecom cabling.
A member of the public called police from a mobile at 4.22am on Thursday, December 13 to report that their home phones had stopped working.
It was then discovered that a length of BT cabling had been dug-up and stolen overnight from Buckworth Road in Alconbury Weston.
BT engineers and police worked throughout Thursday evening (December 13) to restore the phones lines and to reassure elderly and vulnerable residents.
A spokesman for BT said most of the lines had been restored on Friday morning (December 14) and the rest would be fixed by the Friday evening (December 14). He added that if anyone’s phones were not working by Saturday morning they should get in touch with BT.
It is still not clear exactly how many homes were left without working phone lines but the villages of Upton and Alconbury were said to have been affected.
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In October thieves dug up 100 metres of phone cable leaving 800 homes in Alconbury, Alconbury Weston and Brampton, including doctor surgeries and businesses without working a working phone service.