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Residents could be making personal injury claims

Thieves stealing manhole covers in Merthyr Tydfil could spark a number of personal injury claims from people possibly hurt on the roads.

The thieves are believed to be operating as disguised council workers and are stealing drain covers as well as road signs for scrap metal up to the value of just 4.

In the most recent cases thieves stole parts of road signs from the A470 and A4060 and took manhole covers from Pengarnddu Industrial Estate.

Residents have made numerous complaints about the holes in the road, which sometimes reach as far as 20ft deep, and fear that somebody may suffer a serious personal injury if the problem is not fixed.

A spokesperson for Merthyr Council said," The increase in the theft of manhole covers and road signage is a direct result of scrap worth of these materials, and it is estimated that the thefts to date are costing the county borough thousands of pounds to replace."

In the future, residents could be making a number of personal injury claims if injured falling down a manhole or involved in a road accident travelling in their cars.

 

 

 
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