Two men arrested after metal theft attempt in St Ives

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of metal theft after police were called to reports of people digging up cables with torches in St Ives.

Officers, including a dog unit, were sent to a site in Houghton Grange, St Ives, at 7pm yesterday (Tuesday).

The men aged 52 and 43, both from St Neots, were arrested in a nearby wooded area and are being held at Huntingdon Police Station.

Police had received reports of suspicious activity in the area earlier in the day.

INFORMATION: Police are tackling metal theft and other rural crime through Operation Gandalf. Anyone who sees suspicious activity, particularly at isolated locations, should contact police on 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress.