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Operation combats metal theft epidemic

Patrick McDonnell
31 May 2012

 

A raid on a scrap metal dealer's yard by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has uncovered a haul of items worth thousands of pounds.

The haul includes hundreds of memorial plaques from churches and crematoriums, a bronze statue of Christ, a giant ornamental Oriental dragon statue and copper cabling.

The MPS reported that around 150 memorial brass plaques worth £50 - £100 were found with inscriptions commemorating the dead, complete with stakes and plugs still attached where...

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