Police launch investigation into ‘dangerous’ theft

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Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Police in Newry are appealing for information following the theft of manhole covers from the A1. Some time between 3pm on Monday, 18th February and 12pm on Tuesday, 19th February, 71 manhole covers were taken from the A1 carriageway between the Forkhill roundabout and the border with the Republic of Ireland. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Kenny of the PSNI’s Newry Response, said,”Quite apart from the money needed to replace manhole covers, the thefts are creating a danger to road users. “Stealing manhole covers is the action of criminals who put their own profit before the well being and lives of people in our community.” Police are appealing to anyone who travelled on the carriageway between these times and noticed any suspicious activity to contact them at Ardmore Police Station on 0845 600 8000 Ext 35202. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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