Openreach 'whistleblower' claims telegraph poles are being installed without serving legal notices

An Openreach engineer installing broadband on a wooden pole
An Openreach "whistleblower" has apparently claimed the company failed to gain proper permission to install telegraph poles in Southport (Image credit: Getty Images)

An argument over telegraph poles was raised in Parliament after a "whistleblower" claimed they were being installed without notice being served.

Openreach is accused of failing to tell local residents when they planned to install telegraph poles in Southport, Merseyside, resulting in protests in the area.

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