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Police checks costing businesses

Medium-sized businesses in East London are losing up to £20,000 a day due to increased police checks in scrap yards, it has been claimed. Following a spate of thefts that included a number of statues made from metals with escalating value, a more watchful eye is being cast over those that process such materials. With pieces such as Henry Moores Reclining Figure, worth around £10 million thought to have been taken to melt down for scrap, the amounts ...