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Lead thefts down says Gloucester Cathedral

By CitizenNews  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

By Matt Discombe

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Lead thefts are down at Gloucester Cathedral

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Gloucester Cathedral has said that lead thefts are on the decline, continuing a county-wide reduction in the crime.

Just over 600 metal thefts were reported to Gloucestershire police last year, down from almost 800 incidents in 2012.

The cathedral said it suffered a “sustained” period of lead thefts around two years ago from the Cloister roof, but this has since died down.

It now uses a light beam and smart water, which helps to identify offenders, as a deterrent against further theft.

Cathedral Chapter Steward, Mr Mark Beckett said: “We are pleased to say that no lead has been stolen since then and hope this trend continues”

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