Police hunt thieves over theft of lead from church roof in Derbyshire

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Thieves who stole lead from a church roof are being hunted by police.

Crooks used ladders to climb onto the roof of Eyam Parish Church in the early hours of Friday, March 20 and steal a large amount of lead, say Derbyshire Police.

Police said they also damaged the roof during the raid.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “Police are asking residents to report anyone acting suspiciously in the area to them to help to stop a crime from happening.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call PCSO Anthony Boswell at Derbyshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting incident 11519/15.