Melksham Scapyard on Scrapheap
By sashahes | Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 17:45
Owners of a Melksham scrapyard have been banned from buying more metal following the local police. Melksham Metal Recycling and three yards in Trowbridge,
Christian Malford and Swindon were raided by police on Monday last week as part of a major campaign against the recent spate of metal thefts.
were arrested for various offences and a large amount of probably stolen metal was taken away by the police.
Melksham Metal Recycling was served with two notices under the Environmental
Protection Act, ordering them to remove waste the site and banning them from
accepting any more scrap metal.
An Environment Agency spokesman said to the Wiltshire Times: "There is an ongoing
investigation, looking at possible breaches of the hazardous waste and
environmental protection regulations, which could result in further
enforcement action, including prosecutions."