Jail terms for cable thieves

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Eight men who stole railway cable from the Cotswold Line between Oxford and Worcester have been jailed for a total of 23 years.

The thieves cost Network Rail more than £450,000 and caused delays and disruption between November 2011 and May this year.

The Romanian men, aged between 19 and 36, were sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday and Tuesday.

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