WHERE there’s muck, there’s brass.
And it certainly seems so in Huddersfield.
As metal theft continues to be a growing problem in the Huddersfield area – it appears public waste bins are now being targeted.
A council spokeswoman said: “There have been eight thefts recently in Newsome and one in Mount which was witnessed.”
“And a total of 150 bins were stolen last year across the area.”
Police have said that investigations are ongoing.
A police spokesman said: "Kirklees police take metal thefts in all its forms extremely seriously because we understand the expense, inconvenience and safety risk this crime causes our communities.
"Throughout 2011 we ran a number of successful operations alongside our partners, using the full range of powers available to tackle both thieves and unscrupulous traders who make metal theft a lucrative crime.
"We are also being supported by the courts in relation to these offences and have seen people receive terms of imprisonment of two and four years for these types of theft. So, we are seeing results and are keen for this to continue.
If you have witnessed bin or metal theft or have any information please contact police in Huddersfield via 101.