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The Hunt for Britain's Metal Thieves

Across Britain police are dealing with a new crime wave, metal theft. The high price of metal has led organised criminal gangs to tear apart Britain's infrastructure, stripping metal from railways, power stations, churches and even war memorials.

This compelling BBC1 documentary shows British Transport Police fighting back and reveals the consequences of metal theft, from the risk of electrocution to thieves, the emotional distress caused to victims and even an explosion.

Release date:

50 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 Feb 2013 23:35
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
NarratorBarnaby Kay
ProducerAlicia Arce
DirectorAlicia Arce