Six tonnes of lead stripped from Cratfield church roof

St Mary's Church inCratfield is a Grade I listed building.

St Mary's Church inCratfield is a Grade I listed building.

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a large quantity of lead from St Mary's Church in Cratfield near Halesworth.

It happened some time between 4.30pm on Friday, December 4 and 9.30am the following day.

Suspects stole what is estimated to be six tonnes of lead sheet from the church roof with a scrap value of approximately £4,500 although the cost of replacing the lead will be considerably higher.

The area affected measures 88 square metres.

Witnesses or anyone who saw any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area at the time should contact Suffolk Police on 101 reference 37/19342/15 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.