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Canterbury: Lead roofing stolen from garages

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Thieves stole lead roofing from five garages in one street during a spree through Canterbury.

Between Sunday, February 26 and Thursday, March 9 there have been numerous reports of lead being swiped.

The most recent report was in Cherry Orchard in Littlebourne between 7.30am on Tuesday, March 7 and 8.30am on Thursday, March 9, where five garage roofs were targeted.

Lead roofing has been stolen from garages. Stock image.
Lead roofing has been stolen from garages. Stock image.

Other incidents have taken place in Castle Street, St Margaret’s Street and Orchard Street.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/9226/17.

Officers have advised anyone with a lead roof to move butts, bins and furniture so access to the roof is difficult, store ladders and tools securely, keep hedges and trees pruned, check the roof regularly and consider installing security lighting and CCTV.

They also say you can coat the roof tiles in anti-climb paint, coat in silver paint which devalues it or buy coloured led so the flashing blends in with the rest of the building and is harder to spot.

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