domingo, 2 de marzo de 2014

Extensive listening: The Hunt for Britain's Metal Thieves

In February last year BBC One aired The Hunt for Britain's Metal Thieves, a documentary which showed how the British police are dealing with a new crime wave, metal theft.

The high price of metal has led organised criminal gangs to tear apart Britain's infrastructure, stripping metal from railways, power stations, churches and even war memorials.

This documentary shows British Transport Police fighting back and reveals the consequences of metal theft, from the risk of electrocution to thieves, the emotional distress caused to victims and even an explosion

You can read the transcript for the first ten minutes of the documentary here.