Plymouth police are appealing for witnesses after the theft of a lorry loaded with £30,000 worth of copper cable.

The articulated lorry carrying 20 tonnes of copper cable was taken from Langdons Transport yard in Roborough, Plymouth, around 11.30pm on Saturday 18 January.

The lorry (pictured) is shown on CCTV travelling along Tavistock Road and into the George Junction Park and Ride where it waited for a few minutes before being driven back along Tavistock Road in the direction of Crownhill.

The lorry was later found abandoned with a burnt out clutch at Tailyour Road, Crownhill, around midnight and the cable had been stolen.

Police are interested to hear from any witnesses who may have seen the lorry and could identify the driver and any passengers.

Anyone who has been offered the copper cable for sale is also asked to contact police.

Please call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting crime number EL/14/258.