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Watch: Thieves steal copper from church for third time

A church in Leicestershire is facing a £70,000 repair bill after thieves stole 100 metres of copper from its roof.

It's the third time in 18 months that St Peters in Kirby Bellars near Melton Mowbray has been targetted. Today a funeral took place surrounded by buckets collecting rainwater from the temporary tarpaulin roof.

This is how many claims there have been for theft of metal from churches from the Midlands dioceses:

  • 2011: 620 claims
  • 2012: 210 claims
  • 2013: 150 claims
  • 2014: 105 claims
  • 2015: 85 claims
  • 2016: 89 claims
  • Watch Jane Hesketh's report below.

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