Price of scrap must be up

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dman2, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Dman2

    Dman2 Member

    Location:
    Durham, UK
    Looked across neighbours fields which are away from his main steading this morning, there were 3 vehicles in his field of wheat
    Sent him a message asking what he was up to at that time of the morning
    He knew nothing about it.
    Just heard back from him to say it was Northern powergrid trying to work out the best way to replace 5 electric poles that had been cut down overnight and the wire knicked
    These are high voltage lines going from 1 substation to another
     
  2. Northeastfarmer

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Shame it hadn’t electrocuted the thieving b@stards
     
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  3. Dman2

    Dman2 Member

    Location:
    Durham, UK
    If they are starting on power lines, where is this going to stop
    Bad enough on the side of rail lines
     
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  4. Loner

    Loner Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I thought that new laws were put in place where you had to have proof via paperwork as to where this type of scrap has come from ,and anyone who was picking up scrap had to be licenced.
    And I know there are probably scrap yards who do not abide by those rules.

    Someone tried the same thing not far from me,only a young person. He tried it from a live sub station. He was found burn't and lifeless next to where he had tried to do his first cut. Sad but they must know the risks.
     
  5. Why don't they just raid the pikey encampments and scrap yards and seize their assets if they find stolen scrap metals? This has to stop. Enough is enough.
     
  6. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    Our local tribe had a bonfire last year of cables and set fire to the deralict warehouse where they had stored it
     
  7. Can’t do that. They are a poor downtrodden minority suffering wayciss stereotyping :rolleyes:

    Although when you do read of a raid on a pikey camp. The result is usually a mixture of stolen vehicles, plant, agricultural equipment, tools, chainsaws, trailers and gun dogs being recovered. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    Thought scrap was going down not up. Local place turning folk away. Don't want any more in yard
     
  9. If scrap goes up my meagre collection of farm machinery is worth more .
     
  10. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    Nothing sad about that, result. YAY.
    But then, I'd cut their hands off.
     
  11. Dman2

    Dman2 Member

    Location:
    Durham, UK
    Update
    Apparently they were caught that night
    So no doubt a telling off and they will be on their way
     
  12. Fromebridge

    Fromebridge Member

    Location:
    Glos
    No doubt they'll be read their rights (the police, that is)
     
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  13. How much

    How much Member

    Location:
    North East

    :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead: oh yes the honest ones do that !!!! apparently a fair bit gets Exported as well
     
  14. Loner

    Loner Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I watched a video on you tube last night,it was about a classic car graveyard that has been suddenly found by a classic car club in Jamaica .

    Most of the vehicles were british right hand drive models such as Jaguars, Fords , rovers etc,etc.The american ones included Dodges,Mustang, campervans , and there was a rare Porche .

    One of the British ones even had an AA badge on it.

    It makes you think how they got there,and who they belonged to.

    Border force agencies should be concentrating on shipping containers nor so now,especially with all the farm vehicles and high class cars turning up abroad,oh and don't forget the other nasties.
     
  15. Is that when they pulled all the gpo cables out on A15 and cut it all into lenths to carry away ,
     
  16. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    It was down in Bells old stores Mill Lane, think they had been storing it for some time, the little darlings decided to melt the wrapping of and it caught hold of the shed, kept firebrigade busy for a few hours
     

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