Church roof tiles which date back to the 1800s damaged during lead theft

A police appeal has been launched following a lead theft at a church in Bournmoor.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 09:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 10:08 am
St Barnabas Church, in Bournmoor

Damage has been caused to the roof tiles of St Barnabas Church, in Bournmoor, during the lead theft. 

Officers investigating the incident say the theft is believed to have happened sometime between the evening of Thursday (June 13) and Saturday (June 15) at the 

A spokesman for the force said: “During the theft, damage has been caused to the roof tiles which date back to the 1860’s.”

Anyone who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to call PC Dan Powell on 101 quoting reference number 207 of June 15.

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The church houses The Angel of Victory – a gift from the fifth Earl of Durham and sculpted by Waldo Storey who completed the work in Rome in 1894.