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Four men charged over cable theft from power station now facing deportation

Four men have been charged following the theft of over £500,000 worth of copper cable from Rugeley Power Station.

Officers were called to the site just after 12am yesterday morning (27 November). 

Nicu Nastasoiu, 34, of Sheringham Avenue, London, was charged with burglary, using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance and going equipped. 

Vasile Graur, 30, of no fixed address; George Grosu, 20, of Sandyhill Road, Ilford; and Slorin Murgu, 18, from London, were also charged with burglary.

All four men appeared at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle today (28 November).

In addition to fines, they were all served with immigration forms and the process has now begun for consideration of their removal from the country. 

Chief Inspector Sarah Wainwright, Commander for Cannock Chase Neighbourhood Policing Team, said; “We have been working in partnership with the owners of the site on developing a crime prevention strategy and increasing security at the site.

"Further precious metals have now been removed from the power station and the site has been secured.”

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