Norwich church has lead stolen from roof

PUBLISHED: 16:04 09 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:04 09 March 2018

St Andrew's Church, Norwich. Picture Lydia Taylor.

St Andrew's Church, Norwich. Picture Lydia Taylor.

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A church in Norwich city centre has been the latest in the county to be targeted by lead thieves.

St Andrew’s Church, on St Andrew’s Street in the city, had lead stolen from its roof as well as its copper lightning conductor.

The theft happened sometime in the last few weeks but it was only when snow started melting last Sunday did anyone know something was missing.

“If we hadn’t been there at the time and noticed something was wrong it could have been a lot worse,” Rev Martin Young. “We managed to clear off the snow and put up tarpaulin.”

It was the first time the church had been targeted by lead thieves and Rev Young said repairs will “cost a lot”.

Norfolk Constabulary confirmed it is in the early stages of its investigation and so far no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should contact the force on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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