Police investigate lead theft from church in Sproughton

Other churches in Suffolk have battled lead theft. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Other churches in Suffolk have battled lead theft. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Police are investigating a lead theft from a church in Sproughton last week.

The incident happened at a church in Church Lane, which was reported on October 17.

Police said that offenders had taken lead from a section of the lower roof by using a ladder, and believe that given the time it takes to remove lead that several people are likely to have been involved.

Sergeant Brian Calver said: “Communities can act as our eyes and ears, and by making a note of any suspicious activity of people or vehicles we can deter thieves.

“Don’t ignore anything that you think looks out of place – report anything you think may be suspicious to the police.


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“I would also urge scrap dealers to report any attempts at lead disposal to us, as the lead from church roofs is often marked with smart water and so we can easily identify where it’s come from.”

Anyone with information should call 101.

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