Thieves target church’s lead

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THIEVES stole lead from a South Yorkshire church twice in a week.

All Saints Church in Silkstone had lead stripped from its porch, and thieves struck again three days later and took lead from the vestry roof.

Rev Maureen Browell said: “Although the stolen lead will be sold for only a few hundred pounds, the damage is likely to run into the thousands.

“It’s heartbreaking to see the aftermath. Thefts like this damage the whole community.”

The first theft was on March 26. Anyone with information should call police on 101.