The Soysambu Conservancy security patrol had a big victory over night, with the arrest of six men found stealing steel water pipes on the property. The men were found with 30 pipes loaded in a truck belonging to a scrap metal dealer (all of which are being held as evidence). Once stolen the steel pipes are cut up and sold to the scrap metal trade. So the confiscation of a scrap metal dealers truck is a big step in trying to stop this problem.
Sadly, pipe theft is a common problem for The Conservancy and Delamere Estates. It is not only a huge cost to replace the pipes, but these thefts disrupt the vital flow of water to stock, wildlife and people. So well done to the security team for these arrests. Lets hope the perpetrators receive a hefty penalty.