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Sidcup homes without phones after vandalism

PUBLISHED: 15:01 16 July 2012

Homes in Clifton Road, Sidcup, are among those without a BT connection following vandalism

Homes in Clifton Road, Sidcup, are among those without a BT connection following vandalism

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Vandalism caused 400 homes in Sidcup to lose their BT phone lines for the second time in six months after copper cables were cut.

Clifton Road resident Liam Collins says BT phones in his street have been out of action since Saturday (July 14) and he has had no contact from the phone company because he does not get his service directly from BT.

He said: “Not knowing what’s going on is the worst thing. My family rely on the Internet connection in the evenings.

“This won’t end our lives but it’s still a major inconvenience.”

In February more than 500 homes in Sidcup had their phone lines wiped out after underground copper cables were stolen.

A BT spokeswoman said: “On July 14 there was an instance of vandalism to our network. Cables were cut near Ferby Court in Sidcup and we will be working to restore services to all those affected.

“Customers need to contact the company they pay their bills to for information but this should not affect the service they receive.”

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