Arrests in metal theft crackdown on Teesside

Police in Stockton have arrested nine people and closed down one scrap dealer in an effort to crack down on metal and cable theft.

Cleveland Police officers have been taking part in a national day of action against the crime.

The force has also issued a warning to thieves who cut through live power cables, that they could be putting their lives at risk.

Three of those who were arrested have been released on bail.

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