Latest British Transport Police Stories

2011-06-08 14:55:00

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2008-09-14 00:00:22

By Karen Inchley Two more people have been arrested following Britain's biggest ever seizure of suspected stolen metal. The two, a 75-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman from Cheadle, were arrested by British Transport Police on suspicion of handling stolen goods and money laundering. They have been bailed until December 2008. Early estimates indicated that suspected stolen metal worth up to pounds700,000 was seized from the Cheadle scrap yard during the swoop on Wednesday, August...

2008-09-12 12:00:25

By LUCY ADAMS CHIEF REPORTER SENIOR police leaders are calling for changes to the laws regulating scrapyards, following a dramatic rise in metal theft across the country. The credit crunch and rising prices of copper, lead and aluminium have led to a spate of metal crimes, with thieves stripping lead from roofs, cables from railway lines and copper from hydro- electric substations. Metal theft is estimated to cost British businesses around GBP360m a year and police fear legislation...

2008-08-30 18:00:30

SUSPECTED stolen metal worth more than pounds 700,000 found at a scrap yard is Britain's biggest ever seizure, police said today. More than 350 tonnes of stolen rail track, along with other rail equipment was recovered by Staffordshire Police on Thursday. Beer kegs, cabling and fencing was also found during the raid at New Haden Metals in Cheadle as part of Operation Amalgam. A 43-year-old man from the Tean area arrested in connection with the seizure has been released on police...

2008-08-30 18:00:30

By Dan Warburton SOARING copper prices are fuelling thefts of signal wiring across the North East and costing Network Rail millions of pounds in delays, repairs and extra security. The latest figures from the train company indicate that since the beginning of April, 136 incidents of copper theft have caused more than 25,600 minutes of delays in the region. That amounts to 427 hours, or nearly 18 days, in only four months of operation. The theft and vandalism has hit Network Rail on...

2006-01-11 12:26:20

LONDON (Reuters) - No one was hurt in an alert that brought fire engines to two London Underground stations on Wednesday, police said. A spokeswoman for London Transport police said firefighters had checked reports of smoke coming from the Bakerloo line, but the incident was not threatening. Fire engines were sent to Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.

2005-07-28 15:15:11

LONDON (Reuters) - A London underground train station was evacuated and part of a main east-west line closed in a security alert on Thursday, three weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 people on the transport network, police said. A British Transport Police spokeswoman said Southwark station was closed and Jubilee Line services suspended between Waterloo in central London and Canary Wharf in the east London business district. She said she had no more details. London police said they had...

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