Can you bend old copper plumbing pipes?

I want to replace my kitchen taps (one hot and one cold) with a mixer tap so I'll need the existing water pipes to be moved towards each a few inches each (where the mixer tap is going to go). Can I simply bend the copper pipes so they reach? Do I need to be careful of anything? Is there anything I need to... show more I want to replace my kitchen taps (one hot and one cold) with a mixer tap so I'll need the existing water pipes to be moved towards each a few inches each (where the mixer tap is going to go).

Can I simply bend the copper pipes so they reach? Do I need to be careful of anything? Is there anything I need to do before I bend them?

Thanks very much, all help is greatly appreciated.
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