Man arrested near Motherwell for stealing Railway Cable

British Transport Police, Chief Superintendent John McBride released the news stating that a man had been arrested by specialist metal theft officers for stealing Railcable overnight 15th/16th June 2016

Copper roof stolen from Hertfordshire

The theft at the grade-II* listed Church of St Mary the Virgin, which dates back to the 12th century, was not discovered for a couple of days – with the result that rainwater got in and damaged some of the church fixtures.

Police believe the incident, which they are treating as a heritage crime, took place between Thursday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 8.

Thieves stole half of the copper on the whole roof, removing tiles to get to it, and would thus have been up there some time – they would also have needed a vehicle to transport the stolen metal.

Large Amount of Lead Stolen from Stockton Parish Church, Cleveland

Police are appealing for information after a large amount of lead was stolen from the roof of Stockton Parish Church on the High Street in Stockton. The incident occurred on Friday 3rd June at around 11.30pm.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused to the roof.

Anyone who may have information regarding the theft is asked to contact Sergeant Darren Bainbridge the non-emergency number on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

Thieves steal £20,000 of lead from Leicestershire village church roof

Thieves have stripped £20,000 worth of lead from the roof of a 14th century church in the county.

The gang are believed to have struck at St Andrew's in Welham near Market Harborough over a weekend. May 16th. This attack follows a number of others that have taken place across Leicestershire over the past 18 months.

Said Trace-in-Metal Managing Director John Minary, "There is no doubt that metal theft still causes loss and misery across the country, and those that are still willing to buy stolen metal are fuelling the crime." 

He continued, "The resilience of the Trace-in-Metal microdots are such that we can now trace stolen metal back to source at each and every stage of the recycling process. Quick and easy to apply, equally easy to detect, we are making stolen metal too hot to handle

Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents or regarding who is buying stolen metal, they are urged to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Further information regarding the Trace-in-Metal system can be found on the company website or by calling the company on 0330 2233014