METAL THEFT - VIEW FROM THE POLICE: Tactical approach reflects the difficulties in tackling this crime

It’s 6.30am in a windswept car park in Coventry in the UK’s West Midlands, and a convoy of police vans has arrived as the authorities muster their forces for another thrust in the city’s battle against metal theft.

The operation will involve about 30 police officers, and they will be targeting scrap metal collectors who are trying to deliver their material to an EMR scrapyard, having spent the...

Published

Jethro Wookey

December 05, 2011

11:13 GMT

London