Copper cabling stolen from disused Hartington cheese factory

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COPPER cabling has been stolen from a former cheese factory in the Peak District.

Police are investigating reports of the cabling being removed from two large electricity transformers at the disused site in Hartington.

The theft is believed to have taken place sometime between Friday February 2 and Tuesday February 14.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire police said one of the two transformers had been situated inside the Stonewell Lane factory.

Reports of the theft come hard on the heels of the Advertiser’s report this week in which locals pointed the finger at metal thieves as the cause of a chemical spillage which is threatening the iconic River Dove.