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Lead stripped from Cambridgeshire church roof

The lead on the church roof at Whaddon has been stolen. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Thieves have completely stripped the lead from a church roof in Cambridgeshire.

There was also substantial damage caused to the stonework of St Mary's Church in Whaddon, near Royston.

It will cost around £100,000 to repair the damage and replace the roof.

Police believe the theft occurred between 16th and 23 June.

Stonework at St Mary's Church was also damaged. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

PC Sam Thompson, from Cambridgeshire Police, said: “This is a substantial theft, which has left the church without a roof and facing a hefty repair bill.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have any information or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area over the weekend.”

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police
  • Anyone with any information should contact police by calling 101 and quoting reference 35/43890/19
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It will cost around £100,000 to repair the damage. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police