Detective Sergeant Chris Hearn says it was one of the biggest investigations he has ever worked on, and the men sentenced for stealing railway lines and sleepers had no care for the railway whatsoever.
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There will be reduced speed limits on parts of the M1 in the East Midlands as work gets underway to create a smart motorway.
Breezy and rather cloudy at times with some showery rain, this mainly in the west. The best of dry, bright and warm spells to the east.
Mild overnight. Mostly dry and warm tomorrow.