10 arrested over metal thefts

Ten people have been arrested after a series of raids at scrap metal yards across London.

More than one hundred memorial plaques, stolen from churches and crematoriums, were seized in the raids.

Around forty of them were discovered in a yard in South West London.

The owner of that yard, and an employee, have been charged.

Police say there are around one hundred metal thefts in the capital every week.

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