Metal theft in Leicestershire halved after new law

A new law to crack down on metal theft is bringing crime levels down significantly in Leicestershire.

A tightening of the regulations means it is now illegal for scrap metal merchants to pay cash to dealers.

There are also new requirements on identifcation. Local MP Andrew Bridgen says it has brought down metal theft in the county by 47% in the past two months.

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