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EV chargers cables owned by BP Pulse and Osprey Charging reportedly stolen from The Maltings Retail Park, Waitrose, Appletongate and Albert Street in Newark – with Nottinghamshire Police said to be investigating

Electrical vehicle chargers have been reported to have been stolen from several locations across Newark.

It has been reported by residents that there are missing cables in Waitrose in Ossington Way and at The Maltings Retail Park, Northgate.

The four high-powered EV chargers in Northgate were installed earlier this year.

The Maltings Retail Park, Northgate EV charging point. Picture from February 2023
The Maltings Retail Park, Northgate EV charging point. Picture from February 2023

Zap map website, a map of electric charging points across the UK, also shows that the EV charging points at Albert Street and Appletongate are offline.

The EV charger in the retail park is owned by Osprey Charging, while the ones in Albert Street and Appletongate are owned by BP Pulse.

An Osprey spokesman said: “We are aware of coordinated vandalism targeting public charging sites in the Leeds, Newark, Rotherham and Derby areas.

“A number of Osprey Charging and other charge point operators' sites have suffered theft of cables as part of this in recent weeks. The Osprey team are working closely with the police and sharing CCTV from these sites from the times of the incidents.

“Additionally, Osprey is enhancing its security measures across all sites in these regions, installing additional CCTV as well as tagging and marking cables so that they can be traced by police. The team continues to work closely with the Police to support monitoring and prevention of further vandalism to public EV charging sites in these areas.”

Nottinghamshire Police and BP Pulse have been approached for a comment.

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