Metal theft fight goes to YouTube

A film highlighting the work of tackling metal thieves in Nottinghamshire is now on YouTube.

It has been launched by crime-fighters Crimestoppers and Coun Glynn Gilfoyle, chairman of the Nottinghamshire branch of the charity, says a campaign launched in March to combat metal theft, has received a positive response.

Figures show that the most common type of metal theft in the area is from residential properties and Coun Gilfoyle said: “You can do your bit in helping to keep our community safe by contacting us with information on any metal thieves you might know about.”

The aim of the film is to encourage the public to play their part in giving information about this crime, which costs the UK around £770m each year.

l Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the secure form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. The YouTube video can be viewed at http://bit.ly/IqBUbx