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Police appeal for witnesses after cladding stolen from St Mary’s Church, Long Stratton



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Police are appealing for the public’s help after significant damage was caused to the roof of a Church in Long Stratton.

Officers are keen to speak to witnesses or anyone with information after sheets of zinc were ripped from the roof of St Mary’s Church in Ipswich Road, Long Stratton, sometime between 9am and 2pm between Wednesday, November 10, and Wednesday, November 24.

The metal was stolen from a side extension.

Sheets of zinc were ripped from the Church's roof. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary (53357187)
Sheets of zinc were ripped from the Church's roof. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary (53357187)

PC James Butler of the Diss, Long Stratton and Harleston Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The cost of repairing the damage will be considerable, as well as causing disruption to all those who use this much-loved community asset.

“We would appeal to anybody who has information regarding the theft or who may have seen any suspicious activity to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Butler on 101 quoting crime 36/87784/21. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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