There have been a number of lead thefts from church roofs in the area recently. Thrapston, Raunds and just this week – Woodford. Lead theft is a troubling crime, targeting historic buildings in the heart of the community.

Please be vigilant.

  • Report anything or anyone suspicious on the 101 number. When you call give as much information as possible – descriptions of people, including their clothing – make, model and most importantly a registration number of any vehicles.
  • Should you come across a crime being committed then ring 999.

A demonstration of how the police respond when the public reports a crime comes from Islip where a lead theft was foiled last month.
Officers were called at about 3.20am on Saturday, August 26 after reports of a van driving close to St Nicholas Church and later of a sighting of a figure on the roof. With the support of the police helicopter, one of the suspects was found hiding in bushes and the other was located on the roof.

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