4:34pm Friday 13th December 2013
GWENT Police and Caerphilly County Borough Council joined forces last week to target metal theft and raise awareness of the new licensing legislation for scrap metal dealers.
On Thursday, December 5 they publicised the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.
The new law means dealers applying for a licence from their local authority will need to prove they are a suitable person to receive one.
The licence contains a current photo of the holder and a copy will need to be displayed in any vehicle a dealer uses. Records must be kept for three years.
The police made targetting metal theft a priority in April 2011 and Operation Ignite, specific to Gwent Police, was established.
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