AVE tunnel thief arrested

The Guardia Civil at the scene of the crime

By Emma Randle

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing copper and other materials from the disused high-speed railway tunnel in Sorbas.

He was caught red-handed by private security guards after he smashed a brick wall to get inside the tunnel. Another suspect evaded arrest, however.

The detained man used a generator to power a large circular saw to cut away iron tubing installed for emergency fire extinguishing.

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