All five Bradford district MPs have come together with an appeal to the public to stop the spate of vandalism of mobile phone masts and attacks on workers installing them.
Over the last few months, there have been a number of incidents across the district where police and the fire service have been called to deal with incidents around 5G masts.
After a recent attack in November Detective Inspector Mark Taylor, of Bradford District CID, said:  “Any deliberate ignition to these types of masts presents a significant risk to the public and disruption to road networks in the area. In this instance, there was not an ignition, we are taking this incident very seriously and will ensure that robust action will be taken by those responsible.“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity yesterday afternoon and may have witnessed anyone at the scene.

Now Philip Davies, Naz Shah, Robbie Moore, Judith Cummins & Imran Hussain issued a joint statement:

“There has been a worrying rise in attacks on mobile phone masts, and even on telecoms engineers themselves, in the Bradford area in recent months. At a time when there is more need than ever for people to stay connected to their loved ones over the festive period, it is extremely important that no more masts are vandalised.

These attacks can cause network outages, leaving thousands of people unable to access critical 3G and 4G services. There is also a risk that vandalised masts, particularly those that have been set on fire, could be a danger to people if they collapse. These attacks are the result of simple vandalism and conspiracy theories linking 5G to coronavirus and other illnesses. These theories are completely unfounded and the Government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation have all made clear that there is no evidence suggesting a link between these radio waves and any ill health effects.

Attacking mobile masts has significant consequences for phone signal in the local area, with the potential to disrupt critical services or leave vulnerable people isolated. We want everyone to stay connected this Christmas. We are therefore asking the people of the Bradford district to please be vigilant and alert the police if you see any signs of suspicious activity around phone masts.”