POLICE are appealing for witnesses after thieves raided a Torrington scrap metal yard for the second time in six weeks. Copper, brass, bags of metal, various tools and cans of fuel, together worth around £11,000 were taken in the latest incident at Deepmo

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after thieves raided a Torrington scrap metal yard for the second time in six weeks.

Copper, brass, bags of metal, various tools and cans of fuel, together worth around £11,000 were taken in the latest incident at Deepmoor Metal Processors' Yard in the early hours of yesterday (Monday) morning.

Only last week, yard owners Arthur and Patricia Poulton offered a reward through the Gazette for information leading to conviction of thieves who stole scrap worth more than £80,000 in a similar raid on Friday, August 13.

Mrs Poulton told the Gazette yesterday (Tuesday): "I feel so vulnerable and scared it's untrue. I just don't want to be here any more.I am afraid they will target us again."

Police are reviewing CCTV footage taken during the raid, which occurred between 2.30-4am yesterday morning. Around 1.5 tons of copper and a ton of brass were taken.

"We are appealing to anyone who may have seen any vehicles in the area of the yard, which would be unusual for this time in the morning," a spokesman said. Anyone with information should contact police on 08452 777444 quoting crime referrence CT/10/425 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.