Crackdown on the History Vandals; New Scheme to Tackle the Criminals Who Target North's Historic Sites
Byline: Tony Henderson
THE North East's proud historical attractions are to be protected from vandals, looters and yobs by the creation of a new anti-crime network.
Under the guidance of English Heritage, police and the Crown Prosecution Service, a system is being developed to clamp down on offences such as architectural theft, including metal stealing, criminal damage, illegal metal detecting, graffiti, vehicle nuisance and arson.
An English Heritage study of the problem of illegal metal detecting suggests that the problem is growing and reported cases are only the tip of the iceberg.
Metal theft from churches is also a serious issue, with the …
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Publication information: Article title: Crackdown on the History Vandals; New Scheme to Tackle the Criminals Who Target North's Historic Sites. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: February 21, 2011. Page number: 7. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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