Raiders got into the building site
and attempted to steal copper piping.
East Tynedale neighbourhood inspector Kevin Oates, said: "Metal thieves are breaking into sub-stations and industrial premises and stealing from building sites
unchallenged because to the general public they just look like traditional workmen, dressed in high-vis jackets, boots, and often with vans or lorries.
Thirty pupils from Keresley Newland Primary School took part in the educational tour which aimed to highlight the dangers of building sites
. The four-and-five-yearolds also got an insight into the materials used and what jobs different people do on the site.
BOOTLE youngsters have been doing their bit to keep their friends away from building sites
Mother-of-three Linda said she is angry the building site
was left unsupervised and that dangerous exposed cables were unsecured.
"I never imagined I'd be working on a building site
to buy the groceries," she said.
ELECTRICIANS and plumbers angry at plans to cut wages and change working conditions were expected to demonstrate outside a Newcastle building site
POLICE are appealing for information after thieves targeted a building site
and an industrial estate in Blyth.
These Huddersfield men were so desperate for a game of tennis during Wimbledon fortnight that they served up in the middle of a building site
. The men were snapped playing at Huddersfield's Greenhead Park tennis courts - despite the area being fenced off.
In January, a Polish workman was killed when a crane crashed 120ft into a city centre building site
between Seel Street and Colquitt Street.
Unions, employers and safety officials were at the summit in London yesterday, at which Mr Hain called for building workers to have better skills and understanding of health and safety issues and said union health and safety reps should be appointed at every building site