Thieves take lead from church roof

Thieves have stolen lead from a Whitley Bay church.

The theft occured between 1pm on Sunday, July 28, and 7pm on Tuesday, July 30.

The lead flashing was taken from the roof of St John’s Methodist Church in Ilfracombe Gardens.

Police are checking scrap yards and dealers to see if the lead has been sold. Anyone with iformation can call police on 101.