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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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