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POLICE chiefs say new laws will help them in their war against cable thieves.

British Transport Police (BTP) have revealed that crime has been cut by a third in the North-East during the last year.

But they say the fight against people disrupting railway lines and services goes on.

Changes to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act have now been brought in to help outlaw all cash transactions at metal recycling yards across England and Wales.

See today’s Mail for the full story.

Today we ask: Will new laws to ban cash transactions at scrapyards deter cable thieves?