Crackdown on metal thieves

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CRIMESTOPPERS has launched a new campaign aimed at identifying metal thieves wreaking havoc in communities.

It wants information on offenders stealing metal including manhole covers, lead from church roofs and war memorials.

Dave Hunter, Crimestoppers’ regional manager for Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “Crimestoppers wants to encourage the public to fight back against the metal thieves who create disrupt communities and cost millions to the UK economy.

“We want to scrap the metal thieves and the local public can help us to do this by passing on any information they might have on those committing this crime anonymously to Crimestoppers.

“We don’t want to know who you are, only what you know and you might even qualify for a reward.”

n Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.