IF YOU DON'T NAIL IT DOWN...
...some cunt will nick it, that's what my old dad used to say. Trouble is these days, the price of nickel what it is, someone will steal the nails too.
As the price of raw materials continues to rise (what with them running out forever) it's become profitable for thieves to steal manhole covers in East London and sell them off for scrap. Fetching between £5 - £10 a time (US $9 - $18), the missing covers have been causing havoc, not least because of the hole they leave behind. Police have upgraded the crime to "stealing a safety device" which carries a jail sentence, following thefts in Stratford, West Ham, Forest Gate and Canning Town.
Deputy Mayor of Newham Christine Bowen told the BBC: "They are leaving dangerous holes in the ground that put pedestrians, especially the most vulnerable, at risk of falling into them. They could also cause great damage to vehicles." Thanks for that, Christine. Very insightful.