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Duration: 50 minutes

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.

Last on

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


Barnaby Kay
Alicia Arce
Alicia Arce


  • Tue 12 Feb 2013 22:35 BBC One except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Scotland, Scotland HD, Wales, Wales HD

  • Tue 12 Feb 2013 23:05 BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Wales, Wales HD only

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

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