Five men due in court over Ribble Valley power cable theft

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FIVE men are due to appear in court charged in connection with the theft of overhead electricity lines in the Ribble Valley.

Alexandru Beligan (38), of Perrott Street, Birmingham, Gabriel Predusca (23), of York Road, Birmingham, Marius Avram (47), of York Road, Birmingham, Mahai Antonala (27), of Stoneleigh Road, Birmingham, and Alexandru Tudor (20), of Clarence Road, Birmingham, were all charged with conspiracy to steal.

Antonala was also charged with driving offences. They were arrested by police in Staffordshire on Tuesday July 3rd.

The charges relate to the alleged theft of overhead electricity lines from across Ribble Valley – including Chatburn, Billington, Ribchester, Bashall Eaves and Chaigley, between March and July 2012.

All five are remanded in custody to appear at Blackburn Magistrates Court on July 25th.