Thieves leave holes in ground

PEOPLE are being put in danger by thieves who have stolen gully covers from roads across North Somerset – leaving gaping wide holes in the ground.

Around 16 gully and utility covers have been taken in the last two days including from streets in Backwell and Clevedon.

North Somerset Council believes they have been stolen to be sold as scrap metal and estimates the cost of the missing covers to be around �5,000.

A council spokesman said: “The covers have been taken from the carriageway and footways and pose a danger to the public when removed.

“The area officer team for North Somerset Council is keeping a watch for any suspicious activity along with parish councils across the district.”

Anyone with information or witnesses the crimes taking place should call police on 0845 4567000 and the council on 01934 888802.

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