Wensum Junior School in Norwich to be closed for day after thieves steal lead

Wensum Junior School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Wensum Junior School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A Norwich school is closed today due to flooding following heavy rain.

Wensum Junior School posted a message on its Facebook page saying it would be closed after thieves stole lead from the roof and water had got into the building.

An update on Norfolk County Council's website describes the floods as 'severe' and says they have spread into electricity points. Builders and electricians will be visiting the site on Wednesday.

The school says it hopes it can reopen on Thursday.

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The post said: 'IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! School is closed to children today (Wednesday 28th) due to flooding. Someone has stolen the lead on our roof. We only found this out when the school was not waterproof this afternoon! There is quite a bit of damage and we have had to switch off the power to the main teaching area.'

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The post drew a number of comments from angry social media users.

Facebook user Sharon Quinny Cole Pinches said: 'Poor kids and teachers having to put up with this as people think they have the right to steal, it's shocking - hope they get who ever took the lead off.'

Samantha Palmer wrote: 'My old school... how despicable.'

The school, which is located in Turner Road, Norwich, said it would keep parents abreast of the situation.

Heavy rains that fell over Norwich on Tuesday afternoon caused flooding on many roads but conditions are expected to improve on Wednesday.

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