Shock at electricity vandalism

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POLICE are appealing for witness after four electricity poles were damaged, causing one to collapse into a field.

The incident happened between midnight on Sunday, January 2, and 10am, on Sunday, January 9, on Golf Course Road, Houghton.

The offenders had partly sawn through the base of four poles which carry high voltage electricity.

Police discovered the damage after one of the poles collapsed.

The road had to be closed while the poles, which stand between the Beehive pub and Stotts Pastures, were replaced.

Those with information should contact police on 03456 043 043 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.