South Yorkshire Police crack down on metal thefts

BBC Look North went on a series of metal theft raids with the police across South Yorkshire

Related Stories

Over £25,000 worth of stolen metal has been recovered by South Yorkshire Police in a five-day crackdown.

The force, which is targeting Rotherham, said it had made more than 20 arrests during its intelligence-based operation.

Across South Yorkshire metal thefts have doubled since January, to over 500 reported thefts a month.

In October police figures showed the number of metal thefts reported in Sheffield was up by 72% in five years.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Weather

Sheffield

Min. Night 5 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cartoon of women chatting on the metroChat wagon

    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage


  • Replica of a cargo boxSpecial delivery

    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world


  • Jon Sopel'Emailgate'

    Hillary gets a taste of scrutiny that lies ahead


  • Beauty contestants use selfie stick7 days quiz

    Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show

Programmes

  • A robotClick Watch

    The latest in robotics including software that can design electronics to solve problems

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.