Four arrested in probe on electricity use

FOUR people have been arrested by police probing illegal use of electricity in Craigavon.

The PSNI in partnership with Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) carried out operations in the Aldervale and Moyraverty areas last Wednesday April 10.

“As a result of these operations the dishonest use of electricity was detected at four addresses,” said a PSNI spokesperson.

Four people were arrested for the dishonest use of electricity and criminal damage to an electricity meter. A 46 year old woman, and three men aged 52, 37 and 40.

All four were released on bail pending further enquiries.

Sergeant Peters, Brownlow Neighbourhood Policing Team commented: “No one who takes part in criminal activity is immune from police or other agencies who enforce the law and legal practices. Police work closely with NIE on an ongoing basis to address criminal activity of this nature and we will continue to do so.”

Tom Doran, Metering Manager at NIE, the electricity network company, said: “It is not only illegal to tamper with an electricity meter but it is also extremely dangerous. An electricity meter is a live piece of equipment and interfering with it puts individuals and property at risk. The safety of our customers and employees remains our number one priority.”