Metal theft has been on the increase for a while and now a concerted effort has been made to stop it.
Police are taking part in Operation Tornado - a national initiative aimed at making it easier to trace sellers of stolen metal and dealers who operate illegal businesses.
The move follows a huge increase in the theft of metal - mainly lead from buildings - in Sussex over the past three years.
The West Sussex Gazette this week reveals the facts and figures behind the initiative.
We also have a host of fascinating articles, including the cinema where you could get married, the lost gardens of Bramber and why the BBC was filming in Arundel.
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