Spate of manhole cover thefts in city

Spate of manhole cover thefts in city

Police are investigating a spate of manhole cover thefts in east Belfast.

They said a number have been stolen from roads in and around Castlereagh recently.All of the thefts took place in the past 10 days and happened in the Knockbracken Road, Peartree Hill and Ballymaconnaghy Road areas.Police warned that removing manhole covers is not only a crime in itself but is also "extremely dangerous" as it presents a serious hazard for other road users.A spokesperson said: "We would ask anyone who sees anyone appearing to 'work' at manholes to take a quick look and see if the proper Road Service signage has been set up around the works. If not, please report that activity to police immediately."The number is 0845 600 8000."


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