Harriet Harman

Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election and I am no longer an MP

Calling for tougher action on metal theft - 01/11/12

This evening I joined Labour candidate Rebecca Blake at Woodrow Community Centre in Redditch. We met victims of metal theft where two businesses have had lead stolen from their roofs.
Lead theft is only going to be a growing problem and it’s not just somebody who finds their roof is leaking because all of the lead flashing has been taken off, it’s not just historic buildings being damaged by people yanking out copper piping, it’s also going to cause danger or injury because sooner or later as people rip off the drain covers somebody is going to have a really bad accident. The Government must follow this up and quickly, people want action now.

Read more: Deputy Labour leader calls for tougher action on metal thefts | Redditch Standard



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