Fresh from yesterday’s incident which saw MER cables brought down by a tall vehicle, some of the railway’s overhead cabling is now believed to have been pinched.

The police have said they believe the wiring was stolen between 5.30pm last night and 8.30am this morning.

A statement said that about 200m of wiring is believed to have been stolen from the MER crossing between the Liverpool Arms and Baldrine. The cable was left overnight after being taken down yesterday.

The Police said: ‘As the cables have been stolen the MER will be unable to operate normal services and a special event has had to be cancelled. If you know where this cable is, or are offered it for sale, please contact the police immediately.

A still from a video showing the vehicle that is believed to have brought down the cables

‘If you can help in any way or know something that would assist the enquiry then you are asked to please contact Police HQ on 631212 quoting the reference P210722012. Alternatively, you can email or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111’