Britain’s most prolific church lead theft gang were today jailed for a total of more than two decades after they left the Church of England with a £1million repair bill at 20 churches across three counties.
The gang from Lithuania, who were based in the cathedral city of Lincoln, struck across the East Midlands and were only caught when police stopped a vehicle laden with stolen lead on the A46.
They made almost £70,000 from selling stolen lead over nine months in 2011, but six of the gang were arrested after being linked to the offences through sales of stolen metal to recycling yards.
Source: Daily Mail.
The BBC website kindly refrains from being racist and makes no mention of nationality.
They’re no slouches, these lads. Pity they didn’t stay at home and restrict their activities to Lithuania.
Diversity is so enriching, isn’t it?