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Over 3 kilometres of copper cable stolen in South Kilkenny

3.6 kilometres of copper cable has been stolen from a 38,000 volt powerline in Co. Kilkenny.

The ESB says nine spans of power line were stolen from between Kilkenny and Ballyhale on Wednesday night.

The company says metal theft is a dangerous activity, with thieves putting their lives at risk.

They’re calling on members of the public, and in particular those in the farming community with overhead power lines on their land, to be vigilant for suspicious activity and to come forward with information.