Two suspected lead thieves arrested in Attleborough after figures spotted on shop roof

Breckland and South Norfolk police officers with lead that was found when two men were arrested on s

Breckland and South Norfolk police officers with lead that was found when two men were arrested on suspcion of stealing it in Attleborough town centre. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing lead from a shop roof.

Police officers from Breckland and South Norfolk districts worked together to catch the men, after two figures were seen on the roof of a business in Church Street, Attleborough.

A spokesman from Norfolk Constabulary said a member of the public called police at 2.28am today (Thursday, September 7) after spotting the men.

The spokesman said: 'We were called at 2.28am this morning to reports of some people on the roof of a shop in Church Street, Attleborough. 'Officers attended and arrested two people.'

Police recovered some pieces of loose lead at the scene.


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The two men, both from Attleborough and in their 20s, were still in police custody as of 3.30pm.

Norfolk has been named as a hot spot for lead thefts, with criminals often targeting the county's historic churches.

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