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