METAL THEFT - VIEW FROM A SCRAP BUYER: What it's like to be raided by police looking for stolen metal
Dec 05, 2011 | 06:39 AM
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 Metal Bulletin's Barbara O'Donovan what it is like to be raided.
The scrap buyer says:
When we got raided, between ten and 20 police officers turned up. You don’t get any warning. They’ve got a list and they hit an area on one day.
They were looking for stolen metal, and checking to make sure we hadn’t got anyone working there that we shouldn’t have – dodgy labour and the like.
Sometimes environmental officers come too, but not the last time.
The police came in and asked for our....
To access AMM's full content, please log in below. If you do not have an AMM account, we invite you to take a free trial or subscribe below.
Already a registered amm.com user?
Access to amm.com editorial content is granted only to paid subscribers and trialists. If you do not have an active account in your own name, please either subscribe or take a trial and you will have instant access to amm.com content. Sharing your login credentials with individuals who are not subscribers represents a violation of AMM copyright.
Every morning, every minute no matter how often you follow the markets, there's an AMM subscription to fit your needs.
Not sure if you are ready to invest in a subscription right now? Take a free, no-obligation trial. Start your free trial today.