METAL THEFT: National taskforce will be set up to tackle metal theft

A national taskforce, led by the British Transport Police, will be set up in the UK to target both metal thieves and scrap metal dealers who trade in stolen goods and fuel demand, the Home Office said on November 29.

“The government recognises that metal theft is a serious and growing national and international problem that causes significant damage to communities, businesses, and the UK’s infrastructure of telecommunications, rail and...


Barbara O'Donovan

December 05, 2011

17:24 GMT