Balaclava-clad thieves grab £100,000 of copper cable at Shropshire solar farm

£100,000 worth of copper cable has been stolen from a solar farm in Church Stretton.

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The theft happened on land just off Henley Lane in Acton Scott in the early hours of Tuesday between midnight and 4am.

CCTV footage shows three men, who were all wearing balaclavas, cutting a padlock to gain access to the site before driving a white Ford Transit van onto the land and making off with the cable.

Anyone who was around the area at the time of the incident or may have CCTV, or dash-cam footage is asked to contact West Mercia Police quoting incident 446i of 13 April 2022 or by visiting

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

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