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CLIP 6047

Scrap metal thefts on the increase

Scrap metal thefts on the increase
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Key Info
  • Scrap metal thefts on the increase
  • Duration: 01:27
  • Police investigating the theft and sale of scrap metal in West Cumbria have made 30 arrests. The black market for scrap metal is growing and this is becoming a national problem. The most common targets are railway signal cables and drain covers. Traditional policing methods are ineffective and a new initiative plans to make the theft of such materials carry more serious consequences. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 09 September 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Chem: Metals

  • Keywords: recycling, crime, criminal justice, police, investigation
Ideas for use in class
  • To introduce the topic of recycling and processing metals. Do thieves target particular metals or is it just ease of removal that matters?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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