Thieves raid lead from Chislehurst church roof in the early hours

News Shopper: Thieves stole lead from a Chislehurst church last night Thieves stole lead from a Chislehurst church last night

A Chislehurst church had its lead stripped and stolen from its roof last night.

A local resident, who didn’t want to be named, said thieves were seen at around 3am taking the material from the Church of the Annunciation.

He said the suspects were witnessed parking on Alexandra Road, close to the holy building, in the early hours and are alleged to have come back for more after the first raid.

Bromley Police have reported today, February 28, officers are investigating but no arrests have been made so far.

A spokesman said: “Police in Bromley are investigating the theft of lead from the roof of the Church of Annunciation in High Street, Chislehurst, BR7.

“The theft occurred overnight between 27 and 28 February.”

The vicar at the church, Reverend Paul Farthing, said he's "wearied" by the thefts and said it's not the first time he's experienced it.

He said: "Where I was before it happened three times. This time they managed to get several sheets."

Rev Farthing added he's waiting to find out the cost of repairs.  

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2:40pm Fri 28 Feb 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

I can't believe the witness never called the cops !

What did he think they were doing in a churchyard at 3am ?
I can't believe the witness never called the cops ! What did he think they were doing in a churchyard at 3am ? The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 5

2:41pm Fri 28 Feb 14

kentlad says...

So the witness saw them taking the lead at 3am in the morning and didnt think of calling the Police???? or did they and the Police didnt turn up?
So the witness saw them taking the lead at 3am in the morning and didnt think of calling the Police???? or did they and the Police didnt turn up? kentlad
  • Score: 6

2:44pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

For Gods sake who would do such an unholy act ?

;)
For Gods sake who would do such an unholy act ? ;) Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -11

2:49pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Oldchap says...

The Fozziest of Bears wrote:
I can't believe the witness never called the cops !

What did he think they were doing in a churchyard at 3am ?
Surely if the witness had rung 999 the police would have caught them. Even if he'd noted the number plate & reported it they might have traced it

Perhaps that's why he doesn't want to be named
[quote][p][bold]The Fozziest of Bears[/bold] wrote: I can't believe the witness never called the cops ! What did he think they were doing in a churchyard at 3am ?[/p][/quote]Surely if the witness had rung 999 the police would have caught them. Even if he'd noted the number plate & reported it they might have traced it Perhaps that's why he doesn't want to be named Oldchap
  • Score: 8

1:07pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Some people just don't like being named and shamed.


Oh my indigenous sides.

ROFLMAO at you.
Some people just don't like being named and shamed. Oh my indigenous sides. ROFLMAO at you. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -11

3:56pm Tue 4 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
For Gods sake who would do such an unholy act ?

;)
Satan wont be happy. :*(
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: For Gods sake who would do such an unholy act ? ;)[/p][/quote]Satan wont be happy. :*( white rabbit9
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