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....





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