– Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld
We have had in the past a major problem with metal theft and I am delighted that we have now nearly halved metal thefts in the Thames Valley. It is a major priority and we are making significant progress. The value of what is stolen is often small compared to the disruption and damage it causes. I would like to thank all officers, staff and volunteers for their hard work in this area. In the future we will continue to work together with partner agencies to ensure that the opportunities for stolen metal to be sold are reduced and that those who commit metal theft are targeted.
The number of metal thefts in the Thames Valley has fallen by 48 per cent over the last financial year.