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Tornado scrap ID scheme could go national

ID requirement for scrapyards could be rolled out across the country following the trial in the north east of England, according to reports.

A senior British Transport Police source has told the Daily Telegraph that following the success of Operation Tornado, where 240 yards volunteered to require ID from all gate sellers, the scheme will be extended across the country.

The source told the paper: “It is an opportunity for the industry to self regulate”.

“If you are working with us and are complying, then we won’t have to visit you as often as somebody who stays outside the system”.

In January, police in the north east arrested 36 people in raids on ten yards they said had “failed to voluntarily co-operate with Operation Tornado”.

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