Appeal for information after malicious damage to communications cables in Chatham

FRIDAY 9TH JUNE 2017

The charity and national network business Openreach are appealing for information relating to an attack on the communications network in Chatham, Kent.

The incident occurred along the A2045, Walderslade Woods, under the Robin Hood lane footbridge between the hours of 12:30am and 1:30am on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

The damage left local homes and businesses without use of their phone lines, broadband and TV services. Openreach engineers worked as quickly as they could to restore services to those customers that were affected.

Openreach has a partnership with Crimestoppers that offers a reward of up to £1,000 for information on vandalism and cable thefts, which leads to the arrests and subsequent successful convictions of those responsible. If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the Anonymous Online Form.

Crimestoppers said: “We are disappointed to hear of this incident, not just because of the impact it has on the local community, but because the crime is so senseless.”

Bernie Auguste, General Manager of Security Services for Openreach, said: “We are doing everything possible to make sure that this damage caused by this pointless crime is repaired as soon as possible. If you saw anything suspicious along the A2045 or the surrounding area during the early hours of Wednesday morning then please do not hesitate to call Crimestoppers and help us to bring the people responsible for this crime to justice.”

If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the Anonymous Online Form.

 

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