£180,000 booze and copper stolen in twin raid

THIEVES bagged booze and copper worth £180,000 by targeting the same lorry at a Batley goods yard twice in three weeks.
The blue Scania truck and trailer was first taken between 4am and 12.15pm on October 19 when crooks broke into the Grange Road compound.
It was found two days later on a bridge over the M62 on Bradford Road, Birkenshaw – minus its load of 9,000 bottles of spirit worth £80,000.
The same vehicle was stolen again between 6pm on November 8 and 9am the next day. It contained 10 twotonne waste copper blocks worth £100,000.
It was found empty and abandoned on November 12, near the Chain Bar roundabout at Cleckheaton.
The lorry may have travelled to Castleford and Bradford before being dumped, police say.
Witnesses or anyone offered cheap spirits or waste copper can call DC Oliver Scoones at Dewsbury CID on the new 101 nonemergency number.

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