Scrap metal stolen

Bruntons Scrap Metal'Area were the scrap metal was stolen from'PA1113-16a
Bruntons Scrap Metal'Area were the scrap metal was stolen from'PA1113-16a

A £1,000 reward is being offered after burglars escaped with up to three tons of metal from a Bridlington dealer’s yard.

Brunton’s processing plant off Easton Road, was targeted in the early hours of Wednesday morning by a gang of at least four men who are believed to have used two Transit type vans to make off with mixed metals of brass, copper and others including various tools and equipment together worth a “susbtantial amount”.

Lee Brunton, a partner in the firm run jointly by himself Peter and Adam Brunton, said their CCTV system captured the intruders who used a crowbar to break into a metals processing shed.

Two of them were seen at 12.15am entering and then leaving then four intruders, wearing head torches, returned at 12.40am.

“They spent the next four hours removing some of the more valuable metals. It was obvious they knew what they were doing and may well have been on the site before,” said Lee.

The company is now offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Peter Brunton, said: “We have been here since 1950 and have only had two burglaries in all that time. I think the recent felling of trees by the landowner at one side our site has made the site more open than it was.

“We have now further increased our security systems.”

Detectives investigating the incident are appealing for anyone who may know the whereabouts of the metal, or who has any information about who may be responsible for theft to contact them on 0845 6060222 quoting crime reference 1824126.