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Help stop metal theift..... 6 years ago #456

In recent years the cost of metal has rocketed, so much so any metal be it copper, lead, steel aluminium etc. is worth a tidy bundle and is now in this country a prime target for thieves.

Councils have been plagued with thief of manhole covers, street furniture and even park fences, electricity companies are being hit with cables being stolen (even live ones!) and we have all seen newspaper reports of the damaging effects thefts have had on the railway signals and tracks... more to home, cars, motorcycles and caravans are being stolen to scrap and thanks to one out dated piece of UK law the thieves could be untraceable!

Scrap yards are traditionally a 'cash' business, and thieves are using this loop hole to dispose of their ill gotten gains with no way of identifying them, help stop this by signing the below petition to change the law to make all UK scrapyards be a little more responsible and keep records of what they buy and from whom by making payouts only through banks.

submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/406

Help close the loop hole before the thieves can cash in your valuables too!...

Re: Help stop metal theift..... 5 years, 8 months ago #459


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Well worth signing this one. Metal theft is a major crime that ultimately affects everyone in the community and is often the motive behind break-ins to houses, garages, gardens and sheds. Thefts of man-hole and drain covers will one day be the cause of fatalities, sign up and stamp out this problem for our community.

Re: Help stop metal theift..... 5 years, 7 months ago #470


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Its a sad day when thieves have no respect for the memory of the dead, thankfully not all scrap metal dealers are prepared to deal with these people.....

A scrap metal dealer has donated £21,000 to replace metal plaques stolen from a war memorial in south London.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-16922604

Re: Help stop metal theift..... 5 years, 2 months ago #730


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Actually, one of the things that people really like about the place is how safe it could be and how conducive for living it actually is and one of the rudimentary stuff that happen would be about how thieves could almost roam around freely during the wee hours and cause that much harm with all the infrastructure that are going on.

I just hope things could be sorted out for the betterment of the whole community.
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