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22/04/13: Power company cracks down on electricity tampering in Blackpool

Blackpool business owners were targeted during a late night raid by the region’s power operator and environmental health officers.

The joint operation was the fourth successful multi-agency operation in Blackpool in recent months which has resulted so far in the discovery of 30 businesses which have illegally tampered with their electricity supply.

On Thursday (18th April) a further eight properties were investigated by officers from Electricity North West and Blackpool Council of which five had evidence of meters being tampered with.

Karen Ainsworth, revenue protection manager for Electricity North West, said: “This is the fourth joint operation we have carried out with Blackpool Council in recent months and again it was a huge success.

“Our tireless commitment to crack down on this crime should act as a warning to other businesses and residents who have tampered with their electricity.

“We take meter tampering very seriously and electricity abstraction is a criminal offence and puts the safety of tenants, businesses and the general public at great risk.

“We will continue to crack down on local businesses as it is unacceptable that honest bill-paying residents across the North West are effectively having to pay for others to have free electricity.”

Anyone with information on illegal connections can contact Electricity North West’s Revenue Protection Unit on (01772) 848 229 or via the website at

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