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Tampering with Gas Meters could be fatal

4 May, 2007

Sinn Féin West Belfast MLA Paul Maskey has warned people that tampering with Gas Meters could be potentially fatal.

Mr Maskey said:

"I have met with Phoenix Gas to discuss the dangers involved if people tamper with their gas meters. It is clear that there are potentially fatal consequences.

"People should also know that Phoenix have initiated legal proceedings in a number of cases and have identified almost 100 other homes where they have evidence that meters have been tampered. No-one should be misled by anyone offering to tamper with their meter because Phoenix are still in a position measure gas usage.

"Phoenix have given assurances, that if people with concerns that their meter may have been tampered with contact them, that the meters will be repaired and no further action taken.

"I want to make it clear that tampering with the gas meter could be fatal and encourage people with any concerns to contact Phoenix Gas." ENDS

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