Cable theft delays commuters

Tens of thousands of commuters suffered travel chaos when services into one of the country’s busiest stations were crippled after 50 metres of signalling cable was stolen.

The theft in the early hours of the morning near Millwall’s football ground in south east London, led to widespread disruption of services into London Bridge station.

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Network Rail (NR) said the theft by “mindless thieves” would cost the company hundreds of thousands of pounds and would cause severe disruption all day on Southern and First Capital Connect trains.