FRIDAY 26TH MAY 2017

Alongside our partner Openreach, the digital infrastructure company, we are appealing for information relating to three separate attacks on the company's communications network in the Sevenoaks area of Kent.

The first attack of vandalism on the underground communications network occurred along London Road, Dunton Green between the hours of 23.30 and 01.30 on 18 / 19 May 2017. The second attack occurred along London Road, Dunton Green between the hours 23.30 and 01.30 on 24 / 25 May 2017. The third incident occurred along Chipstead Lane, Chipstead between 23.00 and 02.00 on 25 / 26 May 2017.  

The damage left local homes and businesses without use of their phone lines, broadband and TV services. Openreach engineers worked around the clock to restore services to those customers that were effected.

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.

Liam Duffy, Crimestoppers Regional Manager for Kent, said: “Anyone who has information about who may be behind these attacks can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via our non-traceable online form. Our promise of anonymity means you won’t have to give your personal details or speak to the police.”

Bernie Auguste, General Manager of Security Services for Openreach said: “These incidents have impacted on the day to day life of the people of Dunton Green and Chipstead areas of Kent. We are working closely with Kent Police to bring the people responsible for these crimes to justice. We have deployed additional security enhancements within the area, but we also need your help. Please be vigilant and if you saw anything suspicious on or around the time of the incidents then please contact Crimestoppers or the Police.”

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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