Metal thieves cause Llwynhendy gas leak
METAL thieves have been branded "irresponsible" after causing a gas leak by tampering with pipes in an empty building.
The alarm was raised shortly after 11.40pm on Wednesday, October 9, after a member of the public reported smelling gas around Llwynhendy Community Centre.
Engineers isolated the gas supply and police have launched an investigation.
Dyfed-Powys Police inspector Paul Lewis said: "This was a potentially dangerous situation needlessly caused by irresponsible thieves.
"It was dangerous not only for the thieves stealing the copper piping but also for the residents living close by."