Metal theft

Crimestoppers logoTheft of metal from public buildings and installations such as railways and building sites is now one of the fastest rising crimes, with costs to the UK economy estimated at £770m each year.

‘Metal theft is the hot topic today,’ says Kathy Burke, volunteer chair of Sussex Crimestoppers.

‘Many of us may well have felt the impact of metal theft on our day to day lives: train cancellations from cable and track theft, loss of phone and internet connection, school closures. Crimestoppers offers a safe and anonymous way to stop the thieves by contacting us on 0800 555 111 or using our secure, online form direct from a mobile phone at’