Metal theft

We’ve blogged about this before, because crime and malpractice are major issues that probably do not get talked about much in classrooms or textbooks.  But this news item from The Manufacturer provides real insight into the particular challenge of metal theft.  The headline is that this is costing British businesses £1 billion a year.  Moreover the effect of theft can have knock on effects on all businesses – for instance if the copper is stolen from telecommunications networks or steel from the rail network.  The article goes on to identify what operators can do about about this threat, and how legislative change may assist in deterring criminal activity.

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