<h1 class="entry-title">Month: November 2010</h1>

New Measures Needed to Tackle Metal Theft, say Police

British Transport Police (BTP) is calling for new measures to tackle the increasing problem of metal theft. Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther, who also leads the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Conductive Metal Theft Working Group, has called for measures which would allow senior police officers to close down scrap metal dealers who fail […]

The ‘Grate’ Colne Scrap Metal Theft Hunt

Residents in Colne’s Waterside area have been urged to look out for scrap metal thieves stealing grates. An investigation has been ordered into a number of thefts of grid covers, after reports that one woman suffered an ankle injury after fallling into a hole left by a missing grate. And neighbours are being urged to watch […]

Narrow Boat Owners Don’t Have Mushroom

Sorry for the pun but metal theft has now taken to the water.  Narrow boat owners in New Haw in Surrey have been targeted by thieves in a spate of crimes along the River Wey. Brass ventilation covers, known as mushrooms, have been stolen from the roofs of narrow boats moored on the River Wey.  […]