Wednesday, 13 April 2011

A Message from Avon & Somerset Police

The price of scrap metal has continued to rise and because of this we are experiencing a significant rise in the number of reported crimes of metal theft, particularly lead and copper.

Where possible please consider any metals on your property and take any measures available to you to prevent them being stolen.  Prevention measures could include better perimeter security, removing easy access and any climbing aids to roofs, securing ladders away and increasing visibility to the area.  There are alternatives to lead that can be used with the correct planning permission if a listed building and metals can be property marked with forensic security marking solutions.

If you require more information please contact your local Crime Reduction Advisor on 0845 456 7000 and also visit our website

If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Police on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111