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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

High-value cables stolen from Notts solar energy farm

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Officers are appealing for information and witnesses after cable was stolen from a solar farm at Gedling Country Park.

The incident took place in the early hours of Friday (28 August 2020) in Spring Lane in Lambley.

Police Constable Mark Szeremeta is leading the investigation. He said: “A number of cables connecting the solar panels to the main feeder pillar were disconnected and stolen.

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“The cables are of high value. We have visited the damage to the fencing, which has now been repaired. “We have also checked local CCTV footage and sadly they have come back negative.

“We are now appealing to anyone who may have seen the incident or any information that can help with our enquiries.

“In particular, we are appealing for anyone who may have seen suspicious large vehicles travelling around Gedling Country Park area around the same time.”

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “We are very disappointed to hear of this theft as the solar farm operators are key partners on the country park site.

“We are supporting the Police with their investigation and we are asking for members of the public to remain vigilant and to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers if they have any information that could help catch whoever did this.”

If anyone saw anything suspicious please call 101, quoting incident number 158 of 28 August 2020.