Lead stolen from Enderby Parish Church

St. John Baptist EnderbyThousands of pounds worth of lead has been stolen from a church in Enderby and police need the public’s help to trace those responsible.

Sometime between 1am and 4am on Tuesday 5 April more than 75% of the lead on the church roof at St John the Baptist Church in Leicester Lane was stolen.

The lead which is estimated to be worth in excess of £100,000 was believed to be removed from the area using a large vehicle.

Anyone who saw anybody acting suspiciously or any vehicles in Leicester Lane during the early hours of last Tuesday (5 April) is asked to contact police.

Leicestershire Police is working with the Diocese of Leicester to tackle the problem of lead theft.

A lead theft seminar is being held at St Marys Church in Melton Mowbray on Thursday 28 April to discuss church security and the force’s Rural Watch scheme.

Officers are also appealing to people who live near or within sight of a church to be their eyes and ears and report suspicious behaviour or suspicious vehicles.

They are leafleting homes around churches with information and contact numbers encouraging people to be vigilant.

If you can help with their enquiries into the theft at St John the Baptist Church then please get in touch.

Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2216 Ade Mather on 101, quoting crime reference number 76451.

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