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Metal thieves who steal items such as gates and copper wiring from farms will be given harsher penalties in future due to a government crackdown on theft offences. Gates removed from farm fields, lead stolen from roofs and copper cable taken from phone lines cause major problems to farm businesses. The Sentencing Council published new guidelines for theft offences on Monday (5 October). See also: Power cable thefts soaring on Scottish farms The new rules will allow judges and magistrates […]
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