British Transport Police arrest fourteen people at scrap dealer


Fourteen people have been arrested during a raid on a scrap dealer suspected of receiving stolen metal.

Officers from British Transport Police raided and issued search warrants on two premises in Goole, near to Hull last week. These were Wagstaff Recycling on Long Lane and a house in Templar Close in Goole.


The arrests included six members of staff including the yard owners and management who were interviewed by detectives at Selby Police Station.

Two men from Castleford aged 24 and aged 49 were bailed until 16 May and a 50-year old man was bailed until 17 May. A man aged 20 from Carlton in Goole was bailed until 16 May and a man aged 50 and a woman aged 48 from Whitley near Goole were bailed until 17 May. A further eight workers at the yard were also arrested and have been street bailed pending further enquiries.

Following the arrests, a thorough search of both premises was made by officers and over £62,000 in case was seized. CCTV, computers, mobile phones and hard drives were also taken as evidence.

British Transport Police major investigation team detective inspector Paul Langley said: “This operation targeted a key scrap metal dealer who we suspect of handling stolen metal and profiting from proceeds of metal theft and money laundering.”