Hundonlead theft the latest of six across Suffolk in just four weeks

Lavenham Church St Peter and St Paul had lead stolen from their north roof. Revd Stephen Earl, Rector and Rural Dean.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150826-115315009
Lavenham Church St Peter and St Paul had lead stolen from their north roof. Revd Stephen Earl, Rector and Rural Dean.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150826-115315009

Lead thieves have struck for a sixth time in four weeks after targeting All Saints Church in Hundon between 5pm on Thursday, September 17 and 9am the next day.

Lead was stolen from two sections of roof measuring 60ft by 11ft each, with an estimated value of £30,000.

Parts of the parapet were also damaged, costing an estimated £4,000 to repair.

This incident follows other recent church lead thefts across Suffolk, the first of them on August 23, in Combs, followed by others in Lavenham, Stratford St Mary, Parham and Dennington.

Police would like residents to report any suspicious persons or vehicles seen in their communities or near churches.

Enquiries as a result of these thefts have resulted in reports of vans being seen in some of the areas concerned during the early hours of the morning.

Members of the public are asked to report any suspicious activity as they witness it by dialling 999.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 quoting reference HH/15/2376, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.