'˜Criminal masterminds' warned to expect police visit after using photo ID to trade in stolen container at Doncaster scrapyard

'˜Criminal masterminds' who used photographic ID when trading in a stolen metal container at a Doncaster scrapyard have been warned to expect a police visit.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 20 November, 2018, 10:57
A stolen lorry and metal container were found at a Doncaster scrapyard

A Mercedes lorry and two containers were stolen from Nottinghamshire yesterday morning and within hours the HGV and one container were found at a Doncaster scrapyard.

The second container was found nearby.

CRIME: Lives put at risk by laser pen shone at motorists from motorway bridge in South Yorkshire Photographic ID has to be presented by anyone trading in metal at scrapyards, which was provided yesterday.

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In a Facebook post, South Yorkshire's operational support unit said: 'Thankfully, the criminals complied with this requirement.

'We'll be presenting the award for '˜Criminal Mastermind of the Year' in person, really soon. An en-suite room is ready and waiting for you.'