Police investigate after extensive damage to power line in Grantham

Western Power Distribution are today carrying out checks using a helicopter.
Western Power Distribution are today carrying out checks using a helicopter.
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Lincolnshire Police are investigating an incident of criminal damage after an overhead pole caught fire in Grantham on Monday.

The fire, which it is believed could have been started deliberately, caused a field off Kenwick Drive in Grantham to ignite and also resulted in extensive damage being caused to the power line.

As a result of the incident, Western Power Distribution are today carrying out helicopter checks of the overhead power network.

A police spokeswoman said: “We would like to make clear to the individuals responsible for this, and also to anyone considering engaging in this type of behaviour, of the serious consequences of this incident and the very dim view we have on it. Thankfully, nobody was injured as a result of this but extensive damage has been caused not only to the power line but also to the land that was damaged in the fire.

“We are investigating thoroughly and urge anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible.”

Lincolnshire Police officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything or anyone suspicious in the area, or anyone who knows anything about the incident, and have asked them to contact the Force on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 168 of 05/08/2015.

Alternatively information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.