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    County Durham cable theft youth found 'on fire'

    An 18-year-old from County Durham was found on fire after trying to steal live electrical cable carrying 11,000 volts, police said.
    The teenager, from Darlington, suffered extensive burns to his arms and head during the incident at derelict buildings in Newton Aycliffe.
    He was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where his condition is described as serious.
    A 19-year-old man was arrested and bailed after the incident on Saturday.
    'Highly dangerous' Det Insp Simon Orton, of Durham Police, said: "This young man could have died. He will have to live with the consequences of his criminal action for the rest of his life.
    "People who go out to steal copper cabling carrying electricity are putting their lives at risk.
    "We have had a number of these types of burglaries recently and we want emphasise that the intruders are putting themselves in highly dangerous situations where death could result from dishonesty."

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    Looks like he got his fingers burnt on that one, there, thought I'd get it in first.

    I like the warning "death could result from dishonesty" very poetic.
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    That's kind of like stealing the custom wheels off a car doing 70.
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    Obviously the thief was a bit of a bright spark
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    If these daffy bastards could manage to use a $10 voltmeter then they may actually get better results.
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