Police now investigate Salisbury power cut

Police now investigate Salisbury power cut

Published by Mike Draper at 2:58pm 6th February 2020. (Updated at 2:59pm 6th February 2020)

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An appeal has been issued for witnesses after an electricity substation was 'attacked'.

Wiltshire Police have now confirmed that a motorbike was deliberately driven into the substation in Brunel Road at around 11.50pm on Monday night (3 Feb 2020).

The damage and subsequent fire led to a power cut that lasted almost 9 hours.

Officers believe it was done to intentionally target the security systems of a nearby business based on the Churchfields Industrial Estate.

Despite the extreme methods used by the crooks, no other crimes were committed.

Power cut on Salisbury Churhcfields February 2020.
A motorbike was deliberately ridden into the electricity substation.

PC James Barrett, the Neighbourhood PC for Salisbury Community Policing Team, said:

"We believe this was an isolated incident and we have been working with the relevant business on further security measures.

"We have also been carrying out increased patrols of the area."

Anyone with information should call Wiltshire Police on 101 quoting crime reference 54200012066.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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