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Man charged after aluminium theft

Police investigating the theft of a large amount of sheet metal from an industrial site have charged a suspect.

Officers were called to a site in Ordsall, Retford, after the break-in the early hours of Wednesday, 16 March.

A lorry cab was used to break open a large set of gates before a significant quantity of sheet aluminium was driven away.

Joseph Walker, aged 21, was arrested on Monday and has since been charged with theft.

He has also been charged with dangerous driving after evidence emerged of a speeding offence on Tuesday 15 May

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Walker, of Greengate Lane, Leicester, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and was remanded into custody. He will next appear in court on 5 July.

Detective Constable Danielle Clarke, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Offences like these have a significant impact on local businesses and will always be thoroughly investigated.

“Officers across the force are working had to clamp down on rural crime and I am pleased we have now charged a suspect in this case.”

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