New crackdown on metal thefts

A new scheme to crack down on thefts of metal from the roofs of historic buildings is being piloted in Northamptonshire.

The valuable metal is engraved with information which can then be checked by the authorities against a national database. It's hoped the initiative will make it harder for thieves to sell on the stolen material.

Click below to watch a report by ITV Anglia's Alastair Nelson: