The Council in Cártama has reported the theft of 3,000 metres of cable from the pedestrian walkway between Estación de Cártama and La Aljaima, leaving the area in the dark.
Thieves removed 2,400 metres of 6mm and 600 metres of 10mm cabling from the public lighting system, presumably to sell the copper for scrap on the black market.
The Councillor for Parks and Gardens Maintenance, Rafael Berlanga, criticised the theft as only damaging the infrastructure of the town and harming the residents, not that the thieves are likely to take much notice.
The Councillor added that repairs will be carried out as soon as possible. The theft of copper cable is quite a regular occurrence all over the country.