Church in Witham Severely Damaged from Lead Theft

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: March 10, 2023


On March 10, large amount of lead was taken from the roof of St. Nicolas' Church in Witham. Shortly after 1 AM the police were called to the church. It was reported that three men were seen removing the lead and quickly fled the area. The lead had been removed from the roof but was left behind at the scene. The crime resulted in a large amount of damage caused to the interior of the church because of overnight rainwater.

source: Essex Police

picture: Wiki Commons