Operation Alloy Manchester success against metal thieves

Operation Alloy resulted in arrests and seizures of property, in recent raids co-ordinated by Greater Manchester Police. The story as reported by the Manchester Evening News can be read via the link http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/oper... .

In this story PCSO John Woods, of GMP’s Operation Alloy team, said: “We’ve managed to reduce metal theft across Greater Manchester by 70 per cent in the last few years, and this has largely been down to various agencies working in close partnership and sharing information.

“An example of this is our recent work with Electricity North West (ENW) and Signature Materials, which means that all ENW’s cabling and equipment is now uniquely marked and traceable, making it much harder for metal thieves to profit from their crimes.”