Thieves risk life after stealing from Potters Bar power station

THIEVES risked “serious injury or death” after breaking into a power station in Potters Bar.

Hundreds of pounds worth of copper was stolen from the EDF Energy sub-station in High Street some time between January 14 and Monday last week.

A spokesman for the energy supplier told the Potters Bar Edition it would prosecute anyone found to tamper with its sub-stations.

He said: “We occasionally find that sub-stations are targets for thieves and vandals, and EDF Energy takes incidents like this very seriously.

“Thieves risk serious injury or death by tampering with our equipment.”


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The spokesman added: “We will help police with their inquiries and press for prosecution.”

A police spokeswoman warned potential sub-station thieves to think twice.

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“If tampered with these sub-stations can cause life threatening injuries.

“Call police if you see anyone acting suspiciously around one.”

If you have any information about the incident call police on 0845 33 00 222.

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