15th Dec, 2017

Public urged to be vigilant after ten lead thefts in Bromsgrove in just five days

POLICE are urging the public to be vigilant after ten thefts of lead from buildings in and around Bromsgrove Town Centre in the space of five days.

Sgt David King told The Standard: “We want people to be aware of what is happening and to keep an eye on our older and more cultural buildings in the town, particularly churches and museums.

“Someone will know what has happened so we want them to get in touch and anyone else to contact us as soon as they see something suspicious.

“If in doubt. report it,” he added.

Thieves have struck several buildings, including Bromsgrove School, churches and Banners.

The latest one was at Bromsgrove Baptist Church between Sunday night and Monday morning.

It was the fourth time in two years the town’s Baptist Church had been targeted.

In a statement the church said: “When people do this it stops us being able to do as much in the community as we’d like to.”

Church representatives also echoed the police’s plea for anyone with any information on the thefts to call officers on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

In response to the thefts and to provide reassurance, Bromsgrove Police are stepping up patrols in the area.

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