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Man charged with scrap metal theft

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to steal scrap metal from the former X-ray department at Dolgellau Hospital. Thomas John Cato from Dolgellau has been charged with burglary and other offences. He's been remanded in custody to appear before magistrates on Monday.

I am delighted to see an individual being arrested and charged in relation to what has become a large problem in and around the Gwynedd area. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to stealing scrap metals, and the attentions of local officers in the South Gwynedd area will now be focused on others who are committing similar offences across the area.

– Inspector Mark Armstrong, North Wales Police