Peter Haywood, Inspector, has told ITV Central that lead theft is still common.
This comes after Loxdale Primary School had to close until the New Year following £30,000 worth of vandalism.
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Ahead of the conference, calls are growing for Midlands regions to have their own devolved powers to match those on offer to Scotland.
After a cool start, Sunday looks set to be a dry and bright day, with sunny spells.
Mainly dry with clear spells but possibly one or two light showers near coasts overnight, remaining largely dry on Sunday.