Lead stolen from Weymouth church roof

Dorset Echo: Dorset Police is appealing for anyone with information to come forward Dorset Police is appealing for anyone with information to come forward

A HUNDRED pounds worth of lead has been stolen from a church roof in Weymouth.

A large quantity was stolen from the roof of St Andrews Church, Preston, between midnight on February 28 and 6.30pm on March 2.

Reverend Tim West said he noticed the damage after heavy rain hit the area.

He said: “The downpour made it quite clear something was going on.

“We have got water proofing up there to protect us from any further leaks. There’s been water damage on the inside of the building.”

Rev Tim West said ‘about three strips’ of led had been taken from the south aisle of the church, with no visible damage from the outside.

He added: “The church building means so much to people over the years because of all the events that have taken place.

“It’s a mystery why someone should cause so much damage for a little money.

“On the second hand market, it’s probably about £100 worth.”

If you saw anything suspicious, please contact Dorset Police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting Crime Number 008721.

Alternatively, people can contact the church on 01305 837 147 if they have any additional information.

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2:46pm Mon 3 Mar 14

cosmick says...

More Scum in Weymouth.
More Scum in Weymouth. cosmick
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10:47am Tue 4 Mar 14

not too distant says...

I for one would gladly offer more in taxes to ensure people who commit acts of crime are imprisoned accordingly, and not released on licence, or on suspended sentence, or under conditional discharge, or any other utter nonsense. When I read the "in the docks" section of this paper alone, there are multiple individuals repeatedly re-offending while under these community supervision orders etc.. Never have I seen a single one handed a custodial punishment for the original offences that wasn't to be served concurrently.
I for one would gladly offer more in taxes to ensure people who commit acts of crime are imprisoned accordingly, and not released on licence, or on suspended sentence, or under conditional discharge, or any other utter nonsense. When I read the "in the docks" section of this paper alone, there are multiple individuals repeatedly re-offending while under these community supervision orders etc.. Never have I seen a single one handed a custodial punishment for the original offences that wasn't to be served concurrently. not too distant
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