Warning over scrap metal thieves

Homeowners and farmers across Norfolk are being warned by police to be extra vigilant about the threat of scrap metal thefts.The warning follows an incident at a farm in Thursford yesterday when someone became suspicious of a white van, thought to have been a pick-up truck, hanging about the area at about 12.

Homeowners and farmers across Norfolk are being warned by police to be extra vigilant about the threat of scrap metal thefts.

The warning follows an incident at a farm in Thursford yesterday when someone became suspicious of a white van, thought to have been a pick-up truck, hanging about the area at about 12.45pm.

When they questioned the driver, he said he was looking to buy scrap.

The driver was described as white, 5ft tall, of stocky build and with short hair. He was believed to be in his 40s and wore a light blue T-shirt.

Two other people were also in the van. They were described as a woman with shoulder-length hair who was in her early 20s and a man also thought to be in his early 20s.

Nothing was stolen but police are warning people to ensure they have any metal safely secured.

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Information to Norfolk police on 0845 4564567.