Police have appealed for information after thieves broke into an electricity substation and stole cable in Rawmarsh on Monday.
It was believed that between 4pm and 5pm on Monday (July 27), unknown individuals broke in to the Northern Powergrid substation in Rawmarsh and stole earthing cable.
Insp Caroline Bakewell said: “We are working hard to identify those responsible for the theft, but I also want to raise awareness of the dangers of entering electricity substations.
“People who attack substations are not only breaking the law, they are putting the safety of people, including themselves, at risk. High electricity voltage runs through these sites and there is a real risk of electrocution.
“This type of crime can also have a major impact on the community, including hospitals, who could be left with no electricity supply if cables are stolen.
“I would encourage anyone with any information about the theft to speak to us.”
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call police on 101. The investigation number to quote is 14/112596/20
Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.