Police appeal after dangerous metal theft from Tweedbank pylon

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Police are today appealing for witnesses following a metal theft in Tweedbank.

The incident happened around 9.45pm on Saturday at a Scottish Power electricity pylon compound on Essenside Drive.

Several lengths of copper taping, which acts as a safety measure to earth the pylons, was stolen and police are keen to speak with anyone who can assist with their enquiries.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Not only has this theft resulted in damage to the pylons, it could also have put those responsible in danger of electrocution.

“Anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in or around the pylon compound on Saturday evening is asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.