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Lead thieves target crematorium
3:28pm Sunday 29th September 2013 in News
Brazen thieves stole hundreds of pounds worth of lead from a crematorium - then returned a few nights later to strike again.
The metal thieves first raided the roof of Whitley Bay crematorium at The Links, North Tyneside, between Friday, September 20, and Monday, September 23.
They stole around £400 worth of decorative lead.
Then overnight between Wednesday, September 25, and Thursday, September 26, thieves struck again, taking more lead and guttering from the roof.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "Around 30 metres of lead were taken in the two thefts and enquiries are ongoing to try and locate the stolen lead and trace the offenders."
Officers are checking local scrap yards for the lead and are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them on 101 ext 69191.
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