A suspect has been arrested in connection with the theft of copper wiring in Horsmonden which provided homes and businesses with broadband and phone services.

The man was detained within two hours of the alleged theft, after officers tracked the movements of a suspicious car.

Kent Police was initially called at 4.40am on Wednesday 22 June 2022, to reports of a crime in progress.

It was alleged a quantity of heavy-duty wiring had been cut and stolen from an electrical unit in Horsmonden Road.


A vehicle suspected to be linked to the theft was tracked to the Canterbury area and stopped by patrols at around 6.15am.

A 25-year-old man from Margate was arrested on suspicion of theft and taken into custody.

By Ed

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