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Trio arrested over theft from Norfolk church roof 

Norfolk Police have arrested two men and a woman, including one found on the roof of St John the Baptist Church in Coltishall yesterday evening, on suspicion of theft.

Officers attended the church, on Church Street, at approximately 9.30pm yesterday evening (Wednesday April 26) after reports of suspicious activity.

On arrival, a 20-year-old man was found on the roof of the church. He was arrested on suspicion of theft and being in possession of a bladed article.

A man aged in his 30s and a woman in her 20s were also arrested in connection with the theft.

All three were taken to Aylsham Police Investigation Centre where they remain awaiting questioning.

The rector, Rev Christopher Engelsen told the EDP that a church member heard noises coming from the roof while locking up, and phoned the police. He waited inside the church until the police arrived. “We do not yet know the extent of the damage caused,” he said.

Anyone who may have information about lead thefts in their neighbourhood should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

Pictured above is St John the Baptist Church in Coltishall. Picture copyright of Simon Knott.
 

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