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Four men charged following theft from railway

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Four men have been arrested and charged with theft by British Transport Police (BTP) following an incident near Bridgend in South Wales on Tuesday, 21 February.

BTP officers were responding to a report of a suspected theft at a storage compound near the railway at Water Street, Pyle.

Four men were arrested at the scene and taken to Cardiff Bay Police Station to be interviewed.

They were later charged with theft of railway property and released on bail with the condition not to enter any railway property.

The four men are due to appear at Bridgend Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 9 March.

BTP’ officers are continuing to make enquiries into the incident.

Detective Inspector Mark Cleland, of British Transport Police, said:

“These arrests form part of ongoing work we are undertaking with Network Rail and local police forces to tackle this crime – work which is having a great effect.

“The theft of railway property has a direct impact on the everyday lives of the travelling public; it really is an attack on the community.”

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