Coventry & Warwickshire

Man arrested over Caldercote signalling cable theft

New Street station, Birmingham
Image caption The theft of cable led to major disruption at Birmingham New Street station

A man has been arrested after signalling cable was stolen causing major rail disruption in and around Birmingham.

Fifty-nine trains were cancelled when eight metres of cabling was stolen on 29 March near Caldecote.

It caused delays of more than 19 hours at Birmingham New Street station, said British Transport Police.

A 29-year-old man from Nuneaton arrested on suspicion of theft has been released on bail.

Det Insp Gareth Davies from BTP said: "Our investigation into this theft is ongoing and we are still interested in hearing from anyone with any information about what happened."

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