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Huge metal theft closes Medway path

Two high value metal thefts in less than a week have forced Medway Council to close Rochester Riverside walkway just five weeks after it opened.In the first robbery on July 8 thieves broke through security gates at Gas House Lane to take 100 steel posts and 148 steel handrails worth £100,000, which were being stored there before installation along the walkway.The council increased security at the site, adding a 24 hour security guard. However, on July 14 thieves ...