Hub to tackle metal thefts

AN OPERATIONAL hub has been launched to tackle the scourge of metal thefts throughout the Dispatch district and the rest of the East Midlands.

Officers from five police forces are now working together from a base at Newark police station.

They will also join forces with representatives of companies which have been targeted by thieves looking to cash in on the high value of scrap metal.

The Dispatch district has been hit by a long-running spate of thefts, ranging from roadside grates to lead at Newstead Abbey.