13th March 2012
Four-year Probe to Smash Metal Theft Gang
A lengthy trial, following an investigation codenamed "Operation Arnhem" was concluded at Wolverhampton Crown Court in late February 2012 with seven men convicted of a variety of serious criminal offences connected with theft and handling of stolen keg and cask containers.
Some of those convictions resulted in long prison sentences.
This was a protracted and meticulous investigation over some four years to bring to a successful conclusion. Keg Watch investigators working with West Midlands Police worked extremely hard to ensure this case was thoroughly and professionally investigated and presented in the criminal courts. The trial judge commended the police team. There is no doubt that this case sends a serious and powerful message to anyone contemplating taking and disposing of the brewers kegs and casks.
Further information can be found by contacting
Keg Watch Limited either by telephoning 0808 100 1945
or by visiting the web site www.kegwatch.co.uk.