cable thieves caught in act

Police tape
Police tape

three people have been detained after the South Yorkshire police helicopter caught them attempting to steal cable from a Doncaster bridge.

The helicopter responded to reports of three people on a bridge gantry over canal near Kirk Sandall, stealing cable from the framework yesterday around 4pm.

The helicopter immediately found two offenders, both of whom attempt to hide from the aircraft.

A third offender seen half a mile down the river making off was also detained.

Items related to the offence were found and recovered.