EXTRA security measures have been put in place after thieves targeted underground cables serving residents in parts of Wrexham.

The Leader reported earlier this month how up to 2,400 telephone and broadband customers were affected after two incidents - one in an area between Southsea and Coedpoeth, and the other in Overton-on-Dee.

Openreach has this week issued a plea to residents to keep an eye out for suspicious people in the area.

A spokesman for the company said: “We are really disappointed to report that our infrastructure serving properties in the Southsea and Coedpoeth area of Wrexham has once again been targeted by criminals.

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“Our engineers have been working hard to repair our damaged infrastructure that has had around 5km of underground copper cable stolen on separate occasions.

“We’re working closely with police and have deployed enhanced security measures in the area.

"It goes without saying that cable theft is an issue that has a significant impact on the wider community and we would urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity that they spot around any of our infrastructure to the police.”

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