Bexley police seize scrap lorries in metal theft crackdown

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More than a dozen scrap metal vehicles were seized in Bexley in a police operation to tackle metal theft.

Officers from the Met’s Traffic Unit helped colleagues from Bexley stage the pre-planned action against metal thieves which took place across the borough.

A total of 16 vehicles were seized for having no insurance, 15 of which were scrap metal collection vehicles.

Eleven of the vehicles belonged to a company called City Scrap London and all of its drivers have been reported.

A 26-year-old Polish national was arrested for driving while disqualified and possession of amphetamines.

He has been bailed until Wednesday. 

Four drivers had their metal loads seized for being unlicensed or having no records relating to the loads.

Chief Inspector Andy Johnstone from the Met’s South East Traffic Unit said: "Driving without insurance is an offence which affects everyone.

"The message to uninsured drivers is to get it sorted immediately otherwise we will seize your vehicle and prosecute you - it’s just a matter of time."

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9:47am Tue 15 Apr 14

highway warrior says...

Suprised it was the City Scrap vans, they are all fairly new and smartened up from what they used to be. Mind you, you can't Polish a t*rd lol
Suprised it was the City Scrap vans, they are all fairly new and smartened up from what they used to be. Mind you, you can't Polish a t*rd lol highway warrior
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9:48am Tue 15 Apr 14

concerned.erith says...

Maybe someone made a mistake with the sign writing and put an S at the front of the word after City
Maybe someone made a mistake with the sign writing and put an S at the front of the word after City concerned.erith
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1:26pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Bestbaz says...

And they say Eastern Europeans boost the UK economy. More like boost the number of prisoners in UK jails. What these people expect to get away with in their homeland they expect the same in the UK. Well done to the police for getting these uninsured vans, banned drivers and drug takers off our roads.
And they say Eastern Europeans boost the UK economy. More like boost the number of prisoners in UK jails. What these people expect to get away with in their homeland they expect the same in the UK. Well done to the police for getting these uninsured vans, banned drivers and drug takers off our roads. Bestbaz
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