Villagers have been left angry after around three tonnes of lead was stolen from the roof of their local church.
Gravestones were also smashed and knocked to the ground.
It happened at St. Mary's Church in Cotesbach near Lutterworth in Leicestershire.
Volunteers are now working to make temporary repairs to the roof. They say permanent ones will cost thousands.
James Clark reports.
Police are investigating after three tonnes of lead was stolen from the roof of a church in Leicestershire.
It happened at St. Mary's Church in Cotesbach near Lutterworth in Leicestershire sometime between 10:00am on Sunday 16th November and 4:00pm yesterday afternoon.
"If you saw anyone acting suspiciously around the area or saw any vehicles not usually seen in the village between the times of the incident then we would urge you to contact us.
Even if you're not sure it relates to the incident we would still like you to contact us as we can quickly eliminate any information received from our enquiries."
Officials have approved plans to build 560 new homes in Shepshed in Leicestershire.
Some of the properties will be built on a site off Ticklow Lane in the town.
Residents are concerned about increased traffic and pressure on local services.
Charnwood Borough Council has previously said the area needs more housing and that consultations with residents have taken place.
Controversial plans to build several hundred houses in Shepshed in Leicestershire are expected to be approved tomorrow.
Planning Officers have recommended that the plans, which include building on this site in Tickow Lane, should go through.
However, residents are concerned about increased traffic and the pressure on local facilities.
Charnwood Council has previously told ITV Central the area needs housing and that consultations have taken place for residents to have their say.
A new report by experts at Leicester University has linked diabetes and obesity rates to the number of fast-food outlets in inner cities.
The study of 10,000 people in the UK found there twice as many fast-food outlets within 500 metres of homes in non-white and socially deprived neighbourhoods.
They also claim how close you are to fast-food outlets may be linked to your risk of Type-2 diabetes and obesity.
Researchers say the results have 'important implications' for councils when they are granting planning permission for fast-food outlets.
Our study suggests that for every additional two outlets per neighbourhood, we would expect one additional diabetes case, assuming a causal relationship between the fast-food outlet and diabetes.
The report comes on the day that MP Keith Vaz officially opens a new Diabetes Out-Patient Centre in Leicester General Hospital.
Police have released CCTV of a digger being used to steal a cashpoint in Leicestershire.
The incident happened at the Co-operative Food shop in Leicester Road in Sapcote at 1:15am on Wednesday (November 12).
The cashpoint was put into the back of a Toyota Hi-Lux which drove off.
Detectives say similar incidents have happened at stores in Whetstone, Newbold Verdon and Ashfordly over the last couple of weeks.
After a fourth cash machine was ripped from a wall outside a food store in Leicestershire last night, Police are appealing for people to help them catch those responsible.
They believe the latest incident at the Co-op in Sapcote is linked to similar incidents at Co-op stores in Whetstone, Newbold Verdon and Asfordby over the past couple of weeks.
Officers believe that at 1:15am this morning (Wed 12th November), a digger was used to remove the cash machine from the front of the Co-op on Leicester Road and the junction of Church Street in Sapcote.
Residents told ITV News Central they saw the machine being loaded on to a vehicle and being driven away. The digger was left at the scene.
A cash machine has been ripped out of a shop wall with a digger by robbers in Sapcote.
It happened at around 1.15am this morning, outside of a Co-operative Food shop on Leicester Road.
After using a digger to extract the machine, it was then placed in the back of a car and driven away. The digger was abandoned at the scene.
Police are also investigating three similar incidents at Co-op stores in Whetstone, Newbold Verdon and Asfordby.
It’s obviously a great concern to us that thieves are targeting shops and cash machines, we are working closely with the premises that have been affected and studying CCTV footage from all of these incidents."
A clean up operation is continuing in Coalville in Leicestershire this morning after it was hit by a mini tornado.
High winds ripped off part of the roof of the Belvoir Shopping centre and damaged cars and homes shortly after 7am yesterday morning.
It is thought the damage could run into tens of thousands of pounds.