» ISP News » 

Openreach Offer £1K Reward to Catch Network Attackers in Tweedbank

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 (12:01 am) by Mark Jackson (Score 601)
bt copper cable thieves

Openreach (BT) and Crimestoppers are offering their usual reward of up to £1,000 for any information leading to the arrest and subsequent successful convictions of anybody involved with an attack on the operator’s network that occurred in the large Scottish village of Tweedbank.

The incident, which took place around a manhole between 12.00am and 2:00am on Wednesday 26th July near Galafoot Bridge on the A6091, caused serious damage to Openreach’s network that left local homes and businesses without access to broadband and phone services until the following day. At this stage it’s unclear whether the intent was vandalism or copper cable theft.

Bernie Auguste, Openreach GM of Security Services, said:

“This incident has impacted on the day to day life of the people in the Kingsknowes Bridge and Tweedbank areas. We are working closely with Police in Scotland to bring the people responsible for this crime to justice. We have deployed additional security enhancements within the area, but we also need your help.

Please be vigilant and if you saw anything suspicious on or around the time of the incident then please contact Crimestoppers or the Police.”

As usual the operator is encouraging anybody with information on this incident to contact them anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the Anonymous Online Form.

Delicious
Add to Diigo
Tags: , , ,
Leave a Comment
1 Response
  1. Ultraspeedy

    “up to £1,000…”

    Subject to quality of the information, Distance you are reporting from, how consistent the line of information you have is….

    *Note minimum committed reward rate of £0.00 for all lines of enquiry.

    : -D

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

IMPORTANT: Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically). On mobile devices you may need to load the page in 'Desktop' mode to comment.


Comments RSS Feed

* Your comment might NOT appear immediately (the site cache re-syncs periodically) *
* Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked *
Promotion
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Origin Broadband £23.89 (*31.58)
    Up to 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £24.99 (*33.98)
    Up to 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £50 Reward Card
  • Vodafone £25.00
    Up to 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Gift Worth up to £199
  • Hyperoptic £26.00 (*35.00)
    Up to 100Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • EE £26.00 (*34.50)
    Up to 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: 5GB EE Mobile Data Boost
Prices inc. Line Rental | View All
Poll
*Javascript must be ON to vote*
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. BT (1931)
  2. Broadband Delivery UK (1326)
  3. FTTP (1251)
  4. FTTC (1226)
  5. Politics (959)
  6. Openreach (953)
  7. Business (856)
  8. Statistics (772)
  9. Fibre Optic (753)
  10. Mobile Broadband (701)
  11. Wireless Internet (633)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (631)
  13. Virgin Media (584)
  14. 4G (583)
  15. FTTH (520)
  16. Sky Broadband (457)
  17. TalkTalk (436)
  18. EE (377)
  19. Security (314)
  20. 3G (272)
New Forum Topics
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Promotion

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules