Doncaster men held in dawn raids

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Three Doncaster men were detained today as British Transport Police officers swooped on a gang of suspected cable thieves during a string of early morning raids across several counties.

More than 90 BTP officers visited 10 addresses in Doncaster, Grantham, Newark, Lincoln and Wellingborough as part of the latest crackdown to tackle cable crime on the railways.

Detailed house searches followed the arrests and a number of items were seized and removed for forensic examination, including cutting tools, mobile phones, computer and laptops, receipts and bank statements.

Three men, aged 22, 23 and 44 were arrested in the Doncaster area and are being questioned later today.