Scrap yards probed as police enforce new law



SCRAP dealers were targeted in a "day of action" staged by a Yorkshire police force yesterday to coincide with the introduction of a new law to clamp down on metal thieves.
The Legal Aid, Sentencing 
and Punishment of Offenders 
Act 2012 (LASPO Act 2012) came into force yesterday and 
amended the Scrap Metal 
Dealers Act which dated back to 1964.
According to the Government, the new legislation will better regulate the sale of scrap 
metal by introducing new 
offences and powers for 
police forces in England and Wales.
One of the main changes brought in under the new law makes it... read more

 
4 December 2012 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 21
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