Metal theft website launched

SPECIFIC information on metal theft can now be found on the Northamptonshire Police website.

The page was launched following a day of action on March 8 which saw officers and the Chief Constable, Adrian Lee, visit victims of metal theft, scrap metal dealers and those who are known or believed involved in metal theft or in the metal business.

During recent months the price of metal has increased substantially which has made it very desirable for criminals.

Homes, churches, business premises and public buildings are all potential targets.

There are a number of ways to avoid becoming a victim or repeat victim, and police hope the dedicated web page will encourage viewers to take on board the recommended advice to reduce the chances of being a victim.

The website can be viewed here.