20th Aug, 2019

Head's frustration as Waseley Hills High School is targeted by lead thieves

THE HEADTEACHER of Waseley Hills High School has also been left counting the cost after lead thieves struck there earlier this month.

Alan Roll told The Standard the theft of some £800 worth of the metal led to thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Fortunately for the school there was no structural damage to the inside of the building because where the lead was positioned was on the outside and on fascias although, Mr Roll said, it had taken staff time to deal with insurance companies and get the issues sorted out.

The replacement covering will be made of imitation lead to so it is not as attractive to thieves.

The attack was particularly hard on Waseley Hills High School which suffered a burst water main last year, leading to extensive flooding.

On that occasion the school had to close its maths and science block and the flood damage also extended to classrooms, science labs, stairwells, corridors and social areas.

Police said three people in hoodies gained access to the roof overnight on January 3 and stole a large quantity of the metal.

Insp Dave King said officers would be visiting Waseley to give the school some crime prevention advice.

Witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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