Campaign targets metal thefts in Midlothian.

Lothian and Borders Police have launched a metal theft campaign to coincide with a national day of action on metal theft.

The campaign asks the public to help ‘Cut Out Metal Theft.’ Radio adverts, posters, leaflets and postcards have been created to raise public awareness, and urge people to report anything suspicious.

The public are also directed to a web page detailing measures they can take to help prevent their homes and businesses from becoming targets

More than 500 vehicles were searched and 24 scrap metal dealers across the force area were inspected as a result of ACPOS (Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland) national day of action on March 15.

Working in partnership with BTP (British Transport Police), SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency), and VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency), the operation was to target carriers and dealers of stolen scrap metal, and to detect, investigate and deter metal theft. Similar operations took place across the country.

Read full story in the March 22 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.