Metal theft is ironed out in South Yorkshire crackdown

Police and other agencies checking Cox's Recycling Centre, Mansfield Road, Intake, Sheffield.
Police and other agencies checking Cox's Recycling Centre, Mansfield Road, Intake, Sheffield.
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Number of arrests made by police in day of action on metal thefts.

The arrests were linked to the theft of stolen goods worth about £50,000, the county’s police force revealed.

Officers visited 20 scrapyards in yesterday’s police blitz to look for stolen metal weighed in by thieves hoping to cash in on the high value of scrap.

Police also stopped 235 vehicles to check whether they were transporting stolen metal.

For more on this story, see The Star on Wednesday, December 5.