Metal theft leaves more than 1,000 properties without power

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Metal thieves caused more than 1,000 people to be without power today.

A Northern Powergrid spokesman said 1,082 properties in the LS25 postcode area were left without power for up to 12 hours after thieves stole metal cables.

He said the incident was reported at 5.15am and power to all properties was restored at 5.06pm.

Anyone with any information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.