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How to stop the scrap black market?


Hospitals, railway lines, utilities, important sculptures, churches and even war memorials have all been targeted by metal thieves in recent years, as metal prices continue to climb ever higher.

The BBC's Andrew Hosken looks at what can be done to prevent the crime, which is estimated to be worth some £770m per year.

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