Two arrests for metal theft

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TWO teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of stealing cable from a north Derbyshire railway line as part of an ongoing operation aimed at stopping metal theft.

Officers stopped the two youths, aged 16 and 17, leaving a scrap yard in Clay Cross after 30 metres of cable, which had been stolen from the Network Rail line running through North Wingfield, had been weighed in.

The pair were arrested on suspicion of theft and handed over to British Transport Police who are investigating.

They have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Derbyshire Police launched Operation Calanthia on September to combat metal theft.