Phone lines cut by burglars

BT has had to restore service to around 35,000 households and businesses after phone lines were cut by burglars.

BT engineers had to repair the cables, which were damaged at an exchange when thieves broke into a postal sorting office in Handsworth in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Most of the services, which were affected in Birmingham and the Black Country, are understood to have now been repaired.

Repairs are expected to be completed by early Monday evening, according to reports, and BT warned customers to expected congestion on the affected network.


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