Lead thieves strike at church

THIEVES struck at St Mary’s Church in Everdon stealing lead from the roof.

Two strips were taken overnight on Monday, September 12, in an act which has left people shocked.

Churchwarden Anne Ford said: “You hear about this sort of thing all the time and you are relieved when it does not happen to your church.

“I just can not believe that anyone would do such a thing to the church.

“The worry is they might come back and take the whole lot.”

Steps have been taken to repair the roof while also preventing further thefts.

Mrs Ford added: “We have put SmartWater on the lead, so should anyone take it, the lead can be traced as belonging to this church.”

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call police on 03000 111 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.