Metal theft videos

This sections share interviews, documentaries and news videos which relate to metal theft across the EU. 

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Metal theft film by police and council highlights damage

A hard-hitting film depicting how metal thefts can affect people's lives has been launched in south Wales.

It explains how thefts caused £250,000 in damage to communities across Rhondda Cynon Taf in the last nine months

British Transport Police - metal theft in Scotland

Chief Superintendent Ellie Bird talks about the impact of metal theft on Scotland's railway network and the very real risks it poses for passengers, law enforcement officers and local communities

Essex Police crackdown on metal thef

Operation Bodmin is the codename for the ongoing crackdown on metal theft in Basildon and surrounding areas.

Sergeant Paul Costin and his team regularly set up road blocks in the town to stop check vehicles carrying scrap metal to local scrap dealers.

The officers also visit scrap yards to stop thieves making an easy profit from stolen metal.

Police crackdown on scrap metal theft 

Tonnes of electrical cable and Network Rail track have been seized by police following scrap metal raids in the region.

Police have arrested 25 people after six warrants were executed yesterday morning as part of a crackdown on scrap metal thefts.

They were all arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen goods and concealing criminal property.

Five men, aged between 22 and 41, were arrested at a Wokingham address. They have all been released on police bail until November 22.

The operation was one of the largest conducted and involved more than 400 officers.

Scrap metal merchants targeted in the warrants including the A1 Group in Silver Birches, Highland Avenue in Wokingham and other addresses in Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

So far the raids have received Network Rail track, nine tonnes of stripper copper, 15 tonnes of Scottish Southern electricity cable, suspected stolen cast iron drain covers, a war memorial plaque, JCB digger buckets, BT cable, and unlicensed firearms and weapons.

They have also found class a drugs and £400,000 in cash.

Counting the cost of metal theft

Police cracking down on metal theft find a haul at a dealer's yard in south west London

Heritage Watch

Heritage Watch has now been launched to help tackle crimes against Cheshire′s heritage sites. To highlight the impact these crimes have, Cheshire Police has produced a video to convey the effect it has on the victims and emphasise that it is not a victim less crime which it may wrongly be perceived as.

Scrapping the metal thieves in the East Midlands
Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers highlights its determination to continue its work in tackling metal thieves in Leicestershire and the East Midlands.

ITV Central - In Memoriam 2014
ITV followed the In Memoriam 2014 launch in the Walsall area. The SmartWater Foundation has provided the forensic solution free of charge to the custodians of war memorials

Informe Semanal Cobre (Weekly copper report)

This video was shown at the second Pol-PRIMETT Annual Conference by Alicia Garcia-Franco Zuniga from the Spanish Recycling Federation (FER). The video is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Interviews at the launch of Operation Tornado

Interview with Lord Henley, Minister of State for Crime Prevention and anti-social behaviour reduction, and Paul Crowther, Deputy Chief Constable of British Transport Police, at the launch of Operation Tornado to tackle metal theft on 6th January 2012.

Operation Tornado is a trial scheme involving scrap metal recyclers throughout the North East of England. Launch on the 6th January 2012 it will run for six months and requires anyone selling scrap metal to participating dealers in Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland to provide photographic proof identity.