Scrap metal suspects bailed

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INVESTIGATIONS continue, following last week’s mass raid of scrap metal yards by police.

Mexborough, Goldthorpe and Wombwell yards were among 10 targeted by police across South Yorkshire, in the crackdown on metal thefts.

A total of 39 arrests were made, of dealers suspected of trading illegally.

All the suspects are now on police bail until June.

‘Operation Obtain’ was the biggest single operation to date in South Yorkshire to tackle metal theft, described by police chiefs as a “significant problem”.

Along with the arrests police recovered thousands of pounds of cash and luxury cars, and found large quantities of cable identified as belonging to Northern Grid and BT.

Seventeen partner agencies worked alongside the police for seven months to track down suspects.