Police warn Lancaster cable cut pranksters they could end up dead

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Pranksters who are cutting cables outside Lancaster homes could be electrocuted, police have warned.

Throughtout October, wiring from a satellite dish has been cut at the front of a house on Ford Street, an address on Lune Street had its Sky and telephone lines sabotaged and two Furness Street residents have had their telephone wires cut.

Cables for a cooling system at Lancaster Cricket Club are also thought to have been targeted.

Sergeant Guy Hamlett, of Lancaster police, said: “We believe these incidents are all linked and would appeal to anybody with any information that could assist with our investigation to call police on 101,

“Not only have these incidents caused considerable inconvenience to the residents affected, I also have grave concerns that someone, including the person responsible, could inadvertently cut a mains electricity cable and be electrocuted.

“Patrols have been stepped up in the area and officers will be conducting stop checks, together with searches of any suspicious persons.”