>Protective Security: Tackling The Issue of Metal Theft

>A new Crimestoppers campaign has been launched to tackle metal theft. Opportunistic criminals are targeting the community by stealing metal from houses, businesses and public premises. You can help by reporting any crime you see.

Dangerous crime
This crime can also be extremely dangerous to you, your family and your community. Criminals will target children’s playgrounds, church and school roofs, telephone cabling and so on, with no regard for the potential consequences.
Among the things being stolen are:
  • manhole covers
  • cables used for 999 calls
  • live electricity wiring

You can provide any information to Crimestoppers, no matter how small, 24 hours a day either by:
You have guaranteed anonymity and it won’t even show on your phone bill.
Crimestoppers is an independent, international charity providing a vital service to the public, enabling them to pass information in relation to crime anonymously in order to make the UK a safer place for all of us.
You can get more information, including a leaflet, at the following link:
Figures show that in 2011 there were 669 recorded incidents of metal theft throughout Northern Ireland compared to 219 in 2007.

More useful links
Chatback has previously reported on metal thefts

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