Arrests after Alfreton copper thefts

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Police arrested two men after a spate of metal thefts in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Three properties undergoing refurbishments on Mansfield road in Alfreton were looted, with burglars taking copper piping, copper cylinders and power tools.

Police checks at a nearby scrap yard lead to the arrest of two males, one 19 and the other 48, both of Alfreton, on suspicion of burglary.

Both have since been bailed pending further enquiries.