Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06/21/bt_glasgow_cable/

Glasgow vandals cut 5,000 phone lines

Cables get snipped

By Tim Richardson

Posted in Broadband, 21st June 2004 13:44 GMT

Some 2,500 phone lines are still on the blink in Glasgow after telephone cables were cut by vandals over the weekend.

The perpetrators struck on Saturday afternoon after they lifted a manhole cover and snipped eight copper cables and a fibre optic cable. A BT spokesman said it was an act of "wanton vandalism".

Around 5,000 phone lines linked to homes and businesses were wiped out by the damage. Half were repaired within hours of the cable-cutting. The rest should be restored by the end of today.

Police are investigating. ®

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