Roof raiders strip £70,000-worth of lead from Clifton Park Museum

By Phil Turner | 12/03/2013 0 comments

Roof raiders strip £70,000-worth of lead from Clifton Park Museum

LEAD thieves have stolen £70,000 worth of the metal from the roof of Rotherham’s most prestigious museums.

The theft at Clifton Park Museum, a listed building, was discovered last Friday after staff noticed water leaking in to the building due to rain.

On investigating exactly where the water was coming from, museum workers found a large quantity of lead was missing from the roof.

As the building is listed, the cost to replace the lead is estimated at around £70,000.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 204 of 8/3/2013.
 

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