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Church staff stunned after estimated 12 tonnes of lead stolen from roof of Gosberton Parish Church

Gosberton villagers are stunned after the parish church was targeted twice in 48 hours by lead thieves.

An estimated 12 tonnes of lead was stolen from the roof of St Peter and St Paul’s Church, in Westhorpe Road, on two occasions overnight between Thursday and Saturday.

The Vicar of Gosberton, the Rev Ian Walters, admitted that roof timbers may have been damaged because of the amount of lead taken.

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