Bishop warns as lead thefts rise

The Bishop of Winchester has urged MPs to support a bill to force scrap metal merchants to be licensed.

Churches: Lead thefts soar

by Sally White
Lead thefts soar
Churches targetted by thieves Credit: ITV Meridian

The Bishop of Winchester has urged MPs to support a bill to force scrap metal merchants to be licensed. The Right Reverend Tim Dakin said metal thieves have targeted churches in his diocese more than 50 times since January 2011.