March 15, 2012 10.00 am This story is over 121 months old

Police crackdown on metal theft shows results

Metal theft: As part of a regional operation, Lincolnshire Police arrested ten people over various metal theft related crimes.

After a regional week of action in which East Midlands police forces tackled the increasing problem of metal theft, Lincolnshire Police made ten arrests in the county.

Across the East Midlands, 60 vehicles were stopped and searched, 13 scrap yards were visited and 142 vehicles had catalytic convertors marked in relation to Operation Brompton.

In Lincolnshire, three men were arrested after a reel of traffic management cabling was recovered in the Boston area. All three were bailed.

Three men were arrested after a vehicle stopped, trying to steal lead from a disused building at the old Nocton Hall site. One was charged and two cautioned.

One man was arrested on suspicion of burglary in Lincoln where copper pipes were being taken from a building and bailed for further enquiries.

Also, one man was arrested and charged after stealing seven roles of lead worth £650 from a building material suppliers in Louth.

Sergeant Mark Gee of Lincolnshire Police was involved in the operation and said: “The regional week of action has proved to be a success and we will continue to work closely with our colleagues from the other regional forces.

“Metal theft is a priority to Lincolnshire Police and we will continue to target persons involved in these offences and deal robustly with any offenders,” he added.

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