Lead and Copper Theft

It has come to our attention that members of the criminal fraternity may be leaving markers at churches where existing roof alarm systems have been attacked so accomplices can return at a later date to remove lead/cooper sheet.

As lead prices are rising again this may prompt an increase in thefts, please can you alert your members to be on the lookout for this type of suspicious activity

Where roof alarms are installed any activations or problems should be treated as serious & immediate threats and immediately addressed

Where properties are targeted we would advise owners/occupiers to:

  • contact the alarm company to check the system
  • contact the Police to tip them off about any possibly suspicious alarm activations, even where no obvious attacks on the roof have been made (yet!)

copper and lead stolen from church roof

Ecclesiastical Insurance