‘Significant amount’ of lead stolen from the roof of Church of St George in Rollesby

The Church of St George in Rollesby. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Church of St George in Rollesby. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A 'significant amount' of lead has been stolen from the roof of a church in Rollesby.

Police have appealed for witnesses, after thieves took lead from the south facing roof of the Church of St George on Fleggburgh Road in the village.

The theft happened at some stage between 9pm on Monday, April 3 and 11am on Tuesday, April 4, with a police spokesman saying a significant amount of lead was stolen.

The church dates back mainly to the 14C, but has the base of a 12C round tower. It then underwent a major restoration in the 19C.

It is a Grade II listed building and was first listed on September 25, 1962.

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Police have asked anybody who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the Fleggburgh Road area around the times of the thefts, or has any information about the incident to contact them on 101.

Alternatively, anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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