Ronald Hull Jnr ltd have always been committed to reporting scrap metal thefts and ensures that all our scrap is legally owned by the person presenting through our strict recording and reporting controls. However, we are proud to re-affirm our ongoing commitment by signing up to Operation Tornado.
Operation Tornado involves working alongside the Police, British Transport Police and the Environment Agency – all wholly committed to reducing metal thefts which currently cost the UK economy over £750 million per year.
Operation Tornado ensures that all persons disposing of metals for cash payments must produce:
- UK photocard driving licence (includes address) OR
- UK passport or original passport from any nationality, or official national identity card and in each case supported by a utility bill (which must be no older than 3 months to the current date) showing the scrap metal seller’s current address
Ronald Hull Jnr Ltd will record each document (passport, driving licence and a utility bill) presented by obtaining a copy, which will be retained for inspection by the Police and other agencies. The photo ID will be required to be presented on each and every transaction. The ID will be copied, either physically or electronically, and stored with the record of transaction for a minimum period of 12 months.
Ronald Hull Jnr Ltd, condemns any act of metal theft, and is fully committed to working with the authorities to combat this growing crime which as well as spiralling costs, it is also putting innocent peoples lives at risk in the UK every day.
Read more about our commitment to stopping Scrap Metal theft here