High wire act

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 04:30 am

Scruple-free copper thieves – last seen raiding German wind farms—now attack public transport:

Melbourne commuters have fallen victim to soaring world copper prices with thieves removing high-voltage overhead rail lines on one of metropolitan Melbourne’s busiest lines.

The theft has caused massive disruption to peak morning train services with all services between Clifton Hill and Jolimont cancelled.

Note: this was caused, according to the Age, by “soaring copper prices”. Melbourne’s fearsome police will presumably seek to lower those prices, thereby restoring order.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/21/2006 at 09:51 PM
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