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Great drain robbery! Thirty manhole covers are stolen from a road in Kent

Great drain robbery! Thirty manhole covers are stolen from a road in Kent as police hunt suspects who may have been dressed as highway workers

  • Thieves steal 30 metal manhole covers from a single road in Ashford, Kent 
  • Drivers who drove along the road are being asked to check dashcam footage
  • Police say they may have had the appearance of highway workers with a vehicle 

Thirty manhole covers have been stolen from a road in Kent.

The metal lids were taken last week from Knoll Lane in Ashford, say police hunting the thieves.

Sergeant Jason Bushell of Kent Police said: ‘We would like to hear from anybody who saw people acting suspiciously in the area.

The metal lids were taken last week from Knoll Lane in Ashford, say police hunting the thieves [File photo]

‘They may have had the appearance of highway workers with a vehicle and we are asking anyone who drove along Knoll Lane with dashcam to check for footage that may assist our investigation.’

Anybody with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/81403/21, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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