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Cable thieves disrupt rail lines

Thieves have stolen cables from a railway line in Essex disrupting services between London and Norwich.

The signalling cables were dug up near Marks Tey in Colchester overnight.

Network Rail said they were running a reduced service between Norwich and London and journeys near Marks Tey were delayed by about an hour.

Services between Essex, Lowestoft in Suffolk, and Peterborough in Cambridgeshire and London, have also been hit.

This is the second weekend cables have been stolen in Essex.

Rail users were disrupted on 5 December when cables were stolen near Chelmsford on Essex.

Some people reported being stuck on a train for up to five hours.

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