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ROGUE'S11,000 VOLT JOLT.

A THIEF survived when he cut into an 11,000-volt electricity cable with a hacksaw.

The man was cutting up sections of the cable in Wolverhampton when he received the massive jolt.

Witnesses saw a flash of blue smoke and flames as the thief short-circuited the mains supply causing pounds 5,000 damage. About 2,000 homes in Low Hill were blacked out after Tuesday's incident. The thief escaped with just pounds 2 of cable.

Sgt Ian Runham said: "After the smoke and flames had died down he was seen to jump back into the hole to get his hacksaw and then run off. It's a miracle he wasn't killed."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 16, 1998
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