Police to target lead roof thefts

POLICE patrols are to be stepped up in three villages after more than £48,000 worth of lead was stolen from church roofs since the start of the year. Since January 9 churches in Old Weston, Great Staughton and Ickleton have been targeted. Police are urgi

POLICE patrols are to be stepped up in three villages after more than £48,000 worth of lead was stolen from church roofs since the start of the year.

Since January 9 churches in Old Weston, Great Staughton and Ickleton have been targeted. Police are urging the community to remain vigilant to try to prevent any further lead thefts.

A police spokesman said: "Communities need to be aware and on the look out for any suspicious behaviour surrounding their local churches.

"If anyone notices anything unusual, please contact police as soon as possible.


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"All neighbourhood watch co-ordinators and community police officers have been made aware, and extra patrols will be carried out in affected areas. Investigations are taking place into each theft."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact police on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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