MP calls for better metal theft laws

A Croydon MP has this morning told the House of Commons why scrap metal dealers need to be licensed.

Richard Ottaway has introduced a Private Members Bill after a spate of metal thefts across London.

He believes that a licensing system is the only way to prevent thieves selling stolen metal on.

Carolyn Sim reports.


Metal Theft Law

Moves to create new laws, to tackle the growing problem of metal theft, will take a step forward today, with the second reading of a scrap metal bill introduced by the MP for Croydon South.