Man charged after metal theft

A man has been charged with stealing metal from a Buxton firm.

Thieves broke into the compound of Ernest Hinchcliffe Ltd, at Peak Forest, at about 5am on Monday, July 11, taking stainless steel.

At 3.30am on Thursday, July 14, police stopped a van on the A6 at Furness Vale and arrested three men on suspicion of the theft.

A 23-year-old, from Manchester, was charged with theft. A 25-year-old and another 23-year-old, also from Manchester, were given a caution.