Nine arrested over London copper cable thefts
13 December 2012 Last updated at 20:04 GMT
Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the theft of hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of copper cable.
The eight men and one woman, including two BT employees, are accused of using a stolen BT vehicle to extract miles of telecommunication wires from under roads across the capital.
Gareth Furby spoke to Supt Neil Thompson and metal theft expert James Coomber.