Library floods after thieves snatch roof tiles

A library in north London has been forced to close after thieves stole roof tiles, leaving the building to flood.

Google Street View image of Friern Barnet Community Library Credit: Google Street View

The Friern Barnet Community Library is run by volunteers and re-opened last year after a long campaign to keep it going. Repairs may have to be paid for through donations:

"We will have to pay for the damages upfront and seek to be reimbursed by the London Borough of Barnet, but we may also have to consider donations for a flood fund from you to help cover the costs."

Friern Barnet Community Library statement