METAL THEFT - VIEW FROM A SCRAP BUYER: What it's like to be raided by police looking for stolen metal

As metal thefts rise in the UK, the police are stepping up efforts to find stolen material by raiding scrapyards. Here a scrap buyer tells Barbara O'Donovan what it is like to be raided.

When we asked why, they said they’d recently sent in some plainclothes officers with railway cable [to sell] and we were the only ones in the area who told them...

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Barbara O'Donovan

December 05, 2011

11:39 GMT

London