Fight against metal theft

Thieves target the metal and lead from churches Photo: ITV News Anglia

A group of parishioners have turned to a company in Peterborough to help them in the fight against metal thieves.

Figures show that an average of 7 churches are being targeted every night.

Now hundreds of parishes have turned to a company in Peterborough to install an alarm that's become known as the "voice" of God.

St Guthlac's in nearby in Market Deeping has installed the new alarm. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The alarm uses sensors to detect intruders on church roofs.

It then activates sirens and lights and has been distributed to more than 500 churches across the country.