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School closes after thieves rip lead from roof

A school has been forced to close after thieves stole lead from its roof - and caused £5,000 worth of damage.

St Monica's Church in Wales School in Cardiff. Credit: Google Street View

More than 100 children at St Monica's Church in Wales school were evacuated after rain water leaked in.

It damaged ceilings, lights and electrical sockets - leaving the school in Cathays, Cardiff, as unsafe.

Thieves are believed to have torn away the lead roofing over the weekend leading to children's work being ruined.

We had water running through the ceilings, we had it running through the sockets, through all the light fittings and we had a lot of standing water. It was a very dangerous situation.

The thing that's most upsetting really is that we've had to take all of the children's work down, their displays, it's damaged books and book cases.

– Headteacher Abigail Beacon

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