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AN INVESTIGATION is under way after copper worth around £250,000 was stolen from a pharmaceutical plant in Havant.

Hundreds of metres of high-voltage electrical cable was stolen from a factory unit at Pfizer, in New Lane.

The electrical cable was stripped of high-value copper.

A spokeswoman for Pfizer said: ‘It was one of the buildings located off Stanbridge Road on the Pfizer distribution site.

‘The police have been informed and are continuing to investigate.’

She said the building had been empty since 2011.

‘There’s not been an impact from this because it’s not a building in use,’ she added.

The theft took place some time between Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 12. The crooks got on to the site by cutting open a wire fence from the railway line.