Five people from west Cumbria have been arrested on charges relating to dealing in stolen scrap metal.
The charges were brought after almost a hundred and fifty vehicles were stopped by police on the 8th and 9th of October as part of a crackdown. Churches, schools and community centres throughout the county have been left with massive repair bills after roofing lead and wiring was stolen.
Cumbria Police say that they will catch anyone dealing in stolen metal and that new legislation will drive criminals out of the scrap trade. See the full report below.