A cancer charity in Sheffield has been targeted by callous thieves who have stripped lead facing and flashing worth up to £5,000 from its roof. The raiders struck overnight at the Cavendish Cancer Care Centre, on Wilkinson Street, with the the theft now causing water to leak in through the ceiling in various places.
It is the second time the charity has been a victim of lead theft since Christmas. Fundraiser Jonny Cole said the crime would have a "huge impact" on resources at the centre, which gives help and support to cancer patients and their families, as well as causing disruption.
Plans are now being made to replace the lead with a more modern replacement with no scrap value. Meanwhile the centre is appealing for help with raising more funds.