Cash payments for scrap metal banned
Cash payments for metal at recycling yards in England and Wales are no longer legal under new laws aimed at reducing cable theft.
Thefts have plagued the railway industry for the past few years, disrupting services across the country.
Penalties for those breaking the law have also been increased in amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.
John Maguire reports.
03 Dec 2012