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Cash For Metal Scrapped

Cash transactions for metal at recycling yards will be scrapped from today under moves aimed at cracking down on cable theft. The crime has plagued the railway industry for the past few years.

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New law marks the end for money for scrap metal, full report

From today cash payments for metal at scrap recycling yards will be outlawed under new laws aimed at cutting metal theft. In recent years thieves have targeted churches, railways and even war memorials.

Police estimate metal theft costs the UK economy more than £700 million a year. Phil Brewster reports.

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