MP gives backing to anti-metal thefts campaign

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HUCKNALL’S Conservative MP, Mark Spencer, is backing a campaign calling for tougher sentences for criminals who steal metal — after the theft of a war memorial.

The memorial was taken in Leicestershire by thieves set on cashing in on its valuable metal components. Now an e-petition has been launched at Westminster asking for action from the government.

Said Mr Spencer: “There are several positive steps we can take to tackle this problem, the obvious one being to stop cash transactions at scrapyards.”