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In an Inside Out energy special, Danni Hewson investigates claims by an industry expert that unregulated fracking could soon be a reality all over Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and Mark Jordan is on the trail of the energy thieves.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Jan 2014 19:30

Meet the energy inspectors

Meet the energy inspectors

As energy prices increase, a growing number of people are choosing to steal their gas and electricity.

 

For some it comes down to being cash-strapped, but others are prepared to cheat the system whilst also endangering the lives of neighbours.


 

There is also an increasing number of unscrupulous people willing to offer a service to tamper with meters for a charge of between £10-£500.


 

Watch the Inside Out video feature on the BBC News website

Energy theft

Energy theft

Criminal gangs are helping homeowners and landlords avoid paying for power by "hotwiring" supplies for as little as £10, BBC Inside Out has learned.

 

The energy thieves operating can tamper with 15 meters in a day, an investigation found.
 

 

 

Read the exclusive Inside Out story on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Toby Foster
Reporter Danni Hewson
Reporter Mark Jordan
Series Editor Nicola Addyman

Broadcast

  • Mon 20 Jan 2014 19:30