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Coppers crack down on metal thieves

Police are stopping suspect vehicles and raiding scrap yards in a two day effort to crack down on metal theft.Metal theft is a growing form of crime with an estimated annual cost to business and the public of £370 million.Over days of action on 7 July and today (8 July) 38 police forces across the UK been targeting hotspots for transporting stolen metal, visiting scrap yards and conducting overt and covert operations, leading to arrests. A spokesperson from the ...